Pleasant Grove and Lindon Community Information

Pleasant Grove was founded in 1849 and incorporated in 1855. Like most Utah County cities, Pleasant Grove's population is young: the median age is 21 and 40% of residents are 14 or younger. Eighty percent of the residents own their homes. Residents are more likely than most Americans to buy sporting goods, rent videos, own pets and invest money, according to a national market research firm. The city was named for a grove of cottonwood trees where the city's first pioneers settled.

Pleasant Grove was incorporated in 1855 and is Utah's 20th-largest city with a population of some 20,000 residents. The city has existed under many names. It was established in 1849 when a Mormon group, including William H. Adams, Philo T. Farnsworth and John Mercer, settled there. They built a fort and named it Grove Fort. After a disagreement with local Indians, the settlement became Battle Creek. In March 1851, the name was finally changed to Pleasant Grove.

Lindon is a mile-long hamlet stretching from the foothills on the east to Utah Lake on the west. The city is a mixture of orchards, businesses, and residences. In the summer, it's not uncommon to see roadside fruit stands along the highway. Like most cities in Utah County, Lindon is family-oriented. The city is dotted with sturdy homes built before and just after the turn of the century. From 1980 to 1990, the city’s population increased nearly 37%. As the city develops, linden trees, for which the city was named, are being planted.

Established in 1850 as an outgrowth of Pleasant Grove, the settlement was originally known as Stringtown because the houses were built along a single road. An old linden tree growing in the town in 1901 inspired the current name. A stagecoach line stopped by the large linden tree to drop off mail. The community leaders wanted to have a Post Office there so they sent a petition to Washington, D.C. When the request was granted and authorization forms were sent, the name had been incorrectly spelled: L-i-n-d-o-n. Due to the time and trouble involved in petitioning for the correct spelling, they allowed it to remain Lindon. The city was incorporated on March 5, 1924, and was Utah's 58th-largest city in 1990. It currently has a population of some 6,700.

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