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The place was named after Orson F. Whitney, an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At the time of the city's formation Whitney was a long time bishop in a Salt Lake City ward.
The community is almost entirely composed of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was the birthplace of Church President Ezra Taft Benson, who is buried in the Whitney cemetery.
The community is agricultural in character. Sugar beets were the main product in the early 20th century.
- Lund, Anthon Henrik (1922). The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine. Geneal. Society of Utah. p. 41.