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Spanish Fork Utah Information: Spanish Fork City is the first city in Utah to provide high speed internet and cable television to its local businesses and residents. The city has a very proud heritage, as evidenced by the many memorials located throughout the community.

Largest Employer: Nebo School District: 2,371 employees State Rank by Population: 27 Political Profile Out of the 8,752 registered voters, 7,192 cast ballots in the 2000 November election.  Spanish Fork is a city in Utah County, Utah.  It is part of the Provo-Orem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area.  The population was 35,659 as of the 2011 census. 

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Origin of Cities Name: Spanish Fork Utah

Spanish Fork was named after a river adjacent to the city's original location, which was dubbed by the 1776 Dominguez-Escalante expedition. Date of Incorporation: January 17, 1855

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Spanish Fork  Utah Information: History

Spanish Fork was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1851. Its name derives from a visit to the area by two Franciscan friars from Spain, Franciso Atanasio dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante. They were in Spanish Fork in 1776. They were wandering down the Spanish Fork canyon with the objective of opening a new trail from Santa Fe, New Mexico to the Spanish Missions in California, along a route later followed by fur trappers. They described the area inhabited by native Americans as having "spreading meadows, where there is sufficient irrigable land for two good settlements. Over and above these finest of advantages, it has plenty of firewood and timber in the adjacent sierra which surrounds its many sheltered spots, waters, and pasturages, for raising cattle and sheep and horses".

In 1851 some settlers led by William Pace set up scattered farms in the Spanish Fork bottom lands and called the area the Upper Settlement. However a larger group congregated at what became known as the Lower Settlement just over a mile north-west of the present center of Spanish Fork along the Spanish Fork River. In December 1851 Stephen Markham became the branch president of the LDS (Mormon) settlers at this location.

In 1852 Latter-day Saints founded a settlement called Palmyra west of the historic center of Spanish Fork.  The LDS Prophet George A. Smith supervised the laying out of a townsite, including a temple square in 1852. A fort was built at this site. A school was built at Palmyra in 1852. With the onset of the Walker War in 1853 most of the farmers in the region who were not yet in the fort moved in. Some of the people did not like this site and so moved to a site at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon where they built a structure they called "Fort St. Luke". Also in 1854 there was a fort founded about two miles (3 km) south of the center of Spanish Fork that latter was known as the "Old Fort".

In 1856 Brigham Young advised leaving the Palmyra site because of its swampiness and the high alkali content of the soil. At this time the settlers relocated to Spanish Fork and began to build its current center. John L. Butler became the first bishop of the Spanish Fork Ward at this time.

Between 1855 and 1860, the arrival of pioneers from Iceland made Spanish Fork into the first permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States. The city of Spanish Fork has erected a monument to honor the Scandinavian settlers in Spanish Fork.  The city also lent its name to the 1865 Treaty of Spanish Fork, where the Indian tribe the Utes were forced by an Executive Order of Abraham Lincoln to relocate to the Uintah Basin.  In 1891 the Spanish Fork Ward was divided into two wards. By 1930 there were five Spanish Fork Wards plus the Palmyra Ward which had been established at the location of the old settlement in 1901.

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