Lehi, Utah, is located 12 miles north of Provo and 23 miles south of Salt Lake City. Lehi was originally settled by the Mormon Pioneers in 1850. Historical names for the City have included: Sulphur Springs, Snow’s Springs, Dry Creek, and Evansville. The City’s name was changed to Lehi City and incorporated 1852. Lehi is named after a Book of Mormon Hebrew prophet who led his followers to the promised land in the western hemisphere [c. 600 B.C.]. It is Utah’s sixth oldest town, and the northernmost community in Utah Valley. Lehi experienced monetary boom in 1858 as a result of the establishment of the Utah Expeditionary Force at nearby Camp Floyd, the largest military establishment in the United States, at that time. The local economy skyrocketed again in the 1890s with the establishment of the Utah Sugar Company’s first factory at Mulliner’s Mill Pond. The Overland Stage Coach Route, Pony Express Trail, and Transcontinental Telegraph all crossed the Jordan River at nearby Indian Ford.
Lehi City municipal offices are housed in new facilities. The city also boasts a new public library, senior citizens complex, and public safety building. In addition to one of the finest culinary water systems in the state (a $3.74-million lead-free piping system, installed in 1989), the entire town is serviced by a pressurized irrigation system which was completed in 1990. Lehi’s power collection and distribution system, the city’s greatest single source of revenue, has been a boon to the community since 1964. At that time, City officials signed a long-term contract to purchase power from the Intermountain Consumer Power Association.
“Lehi is a good place to live,” has been the community’s official slogan since 1911. In addition to a safe, quiet, family-oriented environment, the town offers recreational opportunities such as Saratoga Resort to the southwest, Wines Park, Willow Park, the local Olympic-size swimming pool, Veteran’s baseball park, Heritage Theatre, and the world-famous Lehi Roundup rodeo, which for the past half-century has continually drawn top cowboys from all over America.