Place:Lindon, Utah, Utah, United States

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NameLindon
TypeCity
Coordinates40.339°N 111.716°W
Located inUtah, Utah, United States
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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

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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. 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

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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 LDSchurch. On his return he finished the home and planted vines that in time have grown over the house.

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

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