Lindon, Utah

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Lindon, Utah
City
The Wasatch mountain range north of Lindon.
The Wasatch mountain range north of Lindon.
Location of Lindon, Utah
Location of Lindon, Utah
Coordinates: 40°20′19″N 111°42′58″W / 40.33861°N 111.71611°W / 40.33861; -111.71611Coordinates: 40°20′19″N 111°42′58″W / 40.33861°N 111.71611°W / 40.33861; -111.71611
Country United States
State Utah
County Utah
Settled 1850
Incorporated March 5, 1924
Named for Linden tree
Area
 • Total 8.6 sq mi (22.2 km2)
 • Land 8.4 sq mi (21.7 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 4,642 ft (1,415 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 10,442
 • Density 1,198.8/sq mi (462.8/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84042
Area code(s) 801
FIPS code 49-45090[1]
GNIS feature ID 1442630[2]
Website www.lindoncity.org

Lindon is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the ProvoOrem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,070 at the 2010 census.

The western sculptor Grant Speed resided in Lindon.

History[edit]

Lindon has an abundant cultural and historical background. Originally settled in 1861, Lindon began as pioneers moved into what was then the Lindon grazing land. The town was originally named "String Town" because of the way the houses were strung up and down the street. An old linden tree (Tilia) growing in town in 1901 inspired the present (misspelled) name.[3] Over the past century Lindon has seen organized development, but it has tried to remain true to its motto: "Lindon: a little bit of country".

Historical sites[edit]

Gillman Farm — 584 W. Gillman Lane
James Henry Gillman bought 10 acres (4 ha) of land late in the 19th century. Now, over a hundred years later, four generations of the Gillman family have restored and still work the land today. The Gillman Farm has been identified as one of Utah's "Century Farms."

Lindon Cider Mill — 395 N. State St.
Built by Lewis Robison in 1857, the Lindon Cider Mill provided cider for city residents every fall and winter. Later in the summer residents would use the aged cider as vinegar. Today the cider mill stands with its original honeycomb limestone that was quarried from American Fork Canyon.

Alfred Harper House — 125 W. 400 N.
Originally constructed in 1876, the "Big House" as it was called was built with honeycomb limestone from the American Fork Canyon. Alfred Harper built the house before leaving for New Zealand on a three-year mission for the LDS Church. On his return he finished the home and planted vines that in time have grown over the house. The only property in Lindon listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lindon Ward Chapel — 400 N and Main.
The Lindon Ward Chapel was built by early LDS members who settled in Lindon in the late 19th century. The chapel was dedicated in 1891 by Reed Smoot, a member of the quorum of the twelve apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Today, the original iron fence and pine trees remain where the church once stood.

Lindon Elementary School — Main and Center.
On the Corner of Main Street and Center Street the Lindon Elementary school was built for $5,200 in 1900. After being annexed by the Pleasant Grove School District until it was torn down in 1966. A new school was constructed for $510,000 in November 1967.

Geneva Resort — 2130 W. 600 S.
Captain John Dallin named the resort after his daughter in 1890. He also constructed a boat harbor, several wells, and a dance pavilion, a hotel and concession stands.

Joseph Wadley Farm — 67 E. 400 N.
In 1881 Joseph Wadley began quarrying and hauling Tufa rock from Pleasant Grove. He constructed the home on his 32 acres (12.9 ha) of land on Lindon Hill in 1882. In 1988 the land was purchased by his grandson and restored to its original state.

The Amusement Hall — 150 N. State St.
Constructed in 1900, it was built in the shape of a "T" with rustic lumber. The hall housed three-act plays, silent films, and dancing until it was converted to a cannery in 1940.

The Valley Center Playhouse

Memorial sites[edit]

Pioneer Home - 150 S. 500 E. A restored home from the original settlers that came into the Lindon herding grounds in 1861.

Lindon City Veteran's Memorial - 200 N. State Street This memorial recognizes those who have fought and died in 20th century wars. The memorial contains photos and biographies of those who have given their lives in defense of this country.

Geography[edit]

Mount Timpanogos sits nearby north of Lindon.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.2 km²), of which, 8.4 square miles (21.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (2.21%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 589
1940 587 −0.3%
1950 801 36.5%
1960 1,150 43.6%
1970 1,644 43.0%
1980 2,796 70.1%
1990 3,818 36.6%
2000 8,363 119.0%
2010 10,070 20.4%
Est. 2012 10,442 3.7%

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 10,070 people, 2,518 households, and 2,279 families residing in the city. The population density was 1198.8 people per square mile (462.8/km²). There were 2,602 housing units at an average density of 309.7 per square mile (119.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 2.7% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.1% of the population.

There were 2,518 households out of which 56.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.2% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.5% were non-families. 7.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.97 and the average family size was 4.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 41.9% from 0-19, 6.9% from 20 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26.3 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 20 and over, there were 98.3 males.

The median income[1] for a household in the city was $61,964, and the median income for a family was $63,513. Males had a median income of $47,330 versus $23,158 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,088. About 2.9% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Lindon Public Schools are part of the Alpine School District. Vern Henshaw is the Superintendent of Schools.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press. p. 227. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  5. ^ "Administration". Alpine School District. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

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