Place:Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States

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NameLehi
Alt namesLehi Citysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS49009703
Lehi Junctionsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS49009703
TypeCity
Coordinates40.402°N 111.859°W
Located inUtah, Utah, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Lehi City Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lehi is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is named after Lehi, a prophet in the Book of Mormon. The population was 47,407 at the 2010 census, up from 19,028 in 2000. The center of population of Utah is located in Lehi.

Lehi is part of the ProvoOrem Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

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A group of Mormon pioneers settled the area now known as Lehi in the fall of 1850, at a place called Dry Creek, in the northernmost part of Utah Valley, near the head of Utah Lake. It was renamed Evansville in 1851, after David Evans, a local bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other historical names include Sulphur Springs and Snow's Springs.

The land was organized into parcels of , and new settlers received a plat of this size until the entire tract was exhausted. There was little water to irrigate the rich soil, so it became necessary to divert a portion of American Fork Creek. Evansville consumed up to one-third of the creek's water as authorized by the Utah Territorial Legislature.

The settlement grew so rapidly that in early 1852, Bishop Evans petitioned the Utah Territorial Legislature to incorporate the settlement. Lehi City was incorporated by legislative act on February 5, 1852. It was the sixth city incorporated in Utah. The legislature also approved a request to call the new city Lehi, after a Book of Mormon prophet of the same name.

The downtown area has been designated the Lehi Main Street Historic District by the National Park Service, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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