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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 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.