Established in 1852, it was named for the Spanish name (Yuta)
for the Ute Indians. The county seat and largest city is Provo.
The center of population of Utah is located in
Utah County, in the city of Lehi.
Utah Valley lies at the center of the county, lined by the mountains of the Wasatch Front on the east. Utah Lake
occupies a large part of the valley.
About 88% of Utah County residents are Latter Day Saints.
"Happy Valley" is a common nickname for the region
Cities and towns
Alpine, incorporated in 1855
American Fork, incorporated in 1853
Cedar Fort, incorporated in 1965
Cedar Hills, incorporated in 1976
Draper, incorporated in 1978 and annexed land in Utah County in 2004
Eagle Mountain, incorporated in 1996
Elk Ridge, incorporated in 1976
Fairfield, incorporated in 2004
Genola, incorporated in 1935
Goshen, incorporated in 1910
Highland, incorporated in 1977
Lehi, incorporated in 1852
Lindon, incorporated in 1924
Mapleton, incorporated in 1948
Orem, incorporated in 1919
Payson, incorporated in 1853
Pleasant Grove, incorporated in 1855
Provo, incorporated in 1849
Salem, incorporated in 1920
Santaquin, incorporated in 1932
Saratoga Springs, incorporated in 1997
Spanish Fork, incorporated in 1855
Springville, incorporated in 1853
Vineyard, incorporated in 1989
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