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Welcome to Pleasant Grove, Utah
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"Evermore Park to Rival Disneyland" Announced for Pleasant Grove Utah
Published: 2014/04/18
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Pleasant Grove Utah Officer Dancing
Pleasant Grove Utah Officer Dancing
Published: 2015/08/19
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Maceys - Review - Pleasant Grove, Utah
Maceys - Review - Pleasant Grove, Utah
Published: 2017/04/09
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Hiking the "G" Trail in Pleasant Grove, Utah
Hiking the "G" Trail in Pleasant Grove, Utah
Published: 2013/08/29
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Massive U.S. flag hung between canyon walls in Pleasant Grove, Utah - July 4, 2015 - TEASER
Massive U.S. flag hung between canyon walls in Pleasant Grove, Utah - July 4, 2015 - TEASER
Published: 2015/07/04
Channel: TJ Sheridan
Pleasant Grove Utah Strawberry Days Parade 2017
Pleasant Grove Utah Strawberry Days Parade 2017
Published: 2017/06/19
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Model 5/7 sound off in Pleasant Grove,Utah
Model 5/7 sound off in Pleasant Grove,Utah
Published: 2011/07/05
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Pleasant Grove High School Hauntings
Pleasant Grove High School Hauntings
Published: 2011/05/30
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Historic Tour of Pleasant Grove, Utah
Historic Tour of Pleasant Grove, Utah
Published: 2012/12/29
Channel: David Fullmer
Thunder and lightning storm in Pleasant Grove, Utah
Thunder and lightning storm in Pleasant Grove, Utah
Published: 2015/07/09
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Follow The Flag | 7/4/2017 | Pleasant Grove, UT
Follow The Flag | 7/4/2017 | Pleasant Grove, UT
Published: 2017/07/05
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Pleasant Grove Utah Strawberry Days Rodeo Rodeo Sports Promotions Episode 3
Pleasant Grove Utah Strawberry Days Rodeo Rodeo Sports Promotions Episode 3
Published: 2016/06/22
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Strawberry Days Parade Pleasant Grove Utah 2016
Strawberry Days Parade Pleasant Grove Utah 2016
Published: 2016/06/24
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REVIEW - Quick Quack Car Wash - Pleasant Grove, Utah
REVIEW - Quick Quack Car Wash - Pleasant Grove, Utah
Published: 2017/08/02
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Flooded Street in Pleasant Grove Utah
Flooded Street in Pleasant Grove Utah
Published: 2013/02/16
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Dylan Story '24 : Pleasant Grove (UT) 10U/5th Grade Highlights
Published: 2016/11/29
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First Baptist Church Of Pleasant Grove Utah Live Stream
First Baptist Church Of Pleasant Grove Utah Live Stream
Published: 2016/11/13
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Class of 2004 Year End Video—Pleasant Grove, UT
Class of 2004 Year End Video—Pleasant Grove, UT
Published: 2014/07/04
Channel: Devin Northrup
Battlecreek falls trail, Pleasant Grove Utah!
Battlecreek falls trail, Pleasant Grove Utah!
Published: 2017/09/03
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RODEO ROAD WITH FALLON TAYLOR: pleasant grove Utah
Published: 2014/07/17
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Rocky Mountain vs Pleasant Grove, UT
Published: 2016/08/27
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Vibe - Pleasant Grove, UT (Varsity) at the 2014 HHI USA Finals
Vibe - Pleasant Grove, UT (Varsity) at the 2014 HHI USA Finals
Published: 2014/11/08
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Ominous rotating Clouds above Pleasant Grove, UT 9/7/13
Published: 2013/09/08
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The Rockwell Townhomes Tour Pleasant Grove Utah
The Rockwell Townhomes Tour Pleasant Grove Utah
Published: 2016/05/19
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Viewpointe - Pleasant Grove, Utah - Alliance Residential Company
Viewpointe - Pleasant Grove, Utah - Alliance Residential Company
Published: 2015/04/21
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Pleasant Grove High School (UT) Football and Basketball Highlights
Pleasant Grove High School (UT) Football and Basketball Highlights
Published: 2013/06/04
Channel: Kurt Meacham
Trail riding in Pleasant Grove Utah
Trail riding in Pleasant Grove Utah
Published: 2017/03/23
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VIBE - Pleasant Grove, UT -  (Varsity) @ 2013 USA Hip Hop Dance Championship
VIBE - Pleasant Grove, UT - (Varsity) @ 2013 USA Hip Hop Dance Championship
Published: 2013/11/22
Channel: OfficialHHI
Million dollar real-estate in Pleasant Grove Ut
Million dollar real-estate in Pleasant Grove Ut
Published: 2016/08/05
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Published: 2015/09/10
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Home For Sale - 950 S 1600 E Pleasant Grove, UT
Home For Sale - 950 S 1600 E Pleasant Grove, UT
Published: 2017/07/07
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5A Pleasant Grove High School Drill Team Overall 4th 2017 Utah State Competition
5A Pleasant Grove High School Drill Team Overall 4th 2017 Utah State Competition
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: WATCHit Network
Pleasant Grove High School
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Kangaroo Zoo in Pleasant Grove Utah
Kangaroo Zoo in Pleasant Grove Utah
Published: 2016/08/02
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Sunset drone flight - Pleasant Grove, UT
Sunset drone flight - Pleasant Grove, UT
Published: 2016/11/13
Channel: Jordan Mower
The Crosswinds Tiny House on Wheels in Pleasant Grove, Utah
The Crosswinds Tiny House on Wheels in Pleasant Grove, Utah
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: Home Design Ideas
Summer and winter climate changes - Pleasant Grove, Utah - USA
Summer and winter climate changes - Pleasant Grove, Utah - USA
Published: 2016/06/04
Channel: Carlos Augusto Lellis
Rappelling Battle Creek Canyon Waterfall, Pleasant Grove, UT 5-25-2012
Rappelling Battle Creek Canyon Waterfall, Pleasant Grove, UT 5-25-2012
Published: 2012/05/28
Channel: Jeff Guest
Bonneville Shoreline Trail - Pleasant Grove Utah 11-17-11
Bonneville Shoreline Trail - Pleasant Grove Utah 11-17-11
Published: 2011/11/18
Channel: Utah MTB
Trial Lawyer Pleasant Grove Utah 801-676-5507
Trial Lawyer Pleasant Grove Utah 801-676-5507
Published: 2017/04/23
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Pleasant Grove UT Weight Loss Fitness 12 Week Challenge Results - Dann Goff
Pleasant Grove UT Weight Loss Fitness 12 Week Challenge Results - Dann Goff
Published: 2017/05/18
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Grovecrest Villas Senior Living– Pleasant Grove, UT 84062– ApartmentGuide.com
Grovecrest Villas Senior Living– Pleasant Grove, UT 84062– ApartmentGuide.com
Published: 2016/02/11
Channel: Apartment Guide
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Vibe - Pleasant Grove, UT (Varsity) @ HHI's2013 USA Hip Hop Dance Championship
Published: 2014/03/17
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Pleasant Grove, Utah
City
Pleasant Grove Main Street
Pleasant Grove Main Street
Nickname(s): Utah's City of Trees
Location in Utah County and the state of Utah
Location in Utah County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°22′13″N 111°43′53″W / 40.37028°N 111.73139°W / 40.37028; -111.73139Coordinates: 40°22′13″N 111°43′53″W / 40.37028°N 111.73139°W / 40.37028; -111.73139
Country United States
State Utah
County Utah
Settled 1850
Incorporated January 18, 1855
Area
 • Total 9.2 sq mi (23.7 km2)
 • Land 9.2 sq mi (23.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,623 ft (1,409 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 34,647
 • Density 3,800/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84062
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-60930[1]
GNIS feature ID 1444479[2]
Website www.plgrove.org

Pleasant Grove, originally named Battle Creek, is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States known as "Utah's City of Trees". It is part of the ProvoOrem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 33,509 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

Pleasant Grove Tabernacle circa 1910.
Old Pleasant Grove Town Hall.

On July 19, 1850, William H. Adams, John Mercer and Philo T. Farnsworth,[4] Mormon pioneers sent by Brigham Young, arrived at the area now known as Pleasant Grove and staked out farms in what is now the southwest corner of the city. A small community was established September 13, 1850, consisting of George S. Clark and his wife, Susannah Dalley Clark, Richard and Ann Elizabeth Sheffer Clark, John Greenleaf Holman and Nancy Clark Holman, Lewis Harvey and his wife Lucinda Clark Harvey, Johnathan Harvey and Sarah Herbert Harvey, Charles Price and wife and child, Widow Harriet Marler and children, John Wilson, Ezekiel Holman, and possibly one or two others, relatives of those mentioned. Pleasant Grove was officially incorporated as a town January 18, 1855, by which time the settlement had grown to 623 people.

The original name of the city was Battle Creek. It was named for a battle which took place there in 1849 between Mormon settlers and a small band of Ute Indians, wherein all the male Utes were massacred because Brigham Young believed they had stolen some of his horses (which were found before the attack on the Utes occurred)[5]. The settlers later decided they needed a more uplifting name and began calling their town Pleasant Grove after a grove of cottonwood trees located between Battle Creek and Grove Creek, near the current-day intersection of Locust Avenue and Battle Creek Drive. A monument with a plaque describing this battle is located at Kiwanis Park, at the mouth of Battle Creek Canyon.

During the Walker Indian War in the 1850s, citizens built a fort with walls two or three feet thick and six feet tall that occupied an area the size of sixteen city blocks. The settlers in the area at the time built homes inside the fort. While the fort no longer stands, memorial cornerstones were erected by local historians. The northeast monument was erected near the intersection of 100 North and 300 East streets. The northwest monument was erected four blocks west of that point at 100 West Street and the southeast monument erected four blocks south at 300 South Street. The southwest monument would have been located near 300 South 100 West, the area is now occupied by a large parking lot and retail store.

This city was one of the filming locations for Universal's 1995 film Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain. Also some filming of Stephen King's "The Stand".

Geography[edit]

The 'G' on Little Mountain, short for "the Grove", a common nickname of Pleasant Grove High School[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.2 square miles (23.7 km2), all land.[7] Sloping off the Mt. Timpanogos bench, Pleasant Grove is represented by a large, white "G" just above the city.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 526
1870 930 76.8%
1880 1,775 90.9%
1890 1,926 8.5%
1900 2,460 27.7%
1910 1,618 −34.2%
1920 1,682 4.0%
1930 1,754 4.3%
1940 1,941 10.7%
1950 3,195 64.6%
1960 4,772 49.4%
1970 5,327 11.6%
1980 10,833 103.4%
1990 13,476 24.4%
2000 23,468 74.1%
2010 33,509 42.8%
Est. 2016 38,756 [8] 15.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 33,509 people, 6,109 households, and 5,388 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,691.5 per square mile (1,039.1/km²). There were 6,334 housing units at an average density of 726.4 per square mile (280.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.15% White, 0.29% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.39% Pacific Islander, 1.75% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.56% of the population.

There were 6,109 households out of which 58.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.0% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.8% were non-families. 9.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.83 and the average family size was 4.11.

In the city, the population was spread out with 41.0% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 13.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $52,036, and the median income for a family was $54,182. Males had a median income of $42,042 versus $23,296 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,268. About 5.4% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The city's government consists of a mayor and a city council. As of 2015, the city's mayor is Mike Daniels. The city council is made up of five members: Lynn Walker, Eric Jensen, Ben Stanley, Cyd LeMone and Dianna Andersen.[10] They serve staggered terms that end in either 2018 or 2020.[10]

Strawberry Days[edit]

Pleasant Grove is home to a unique summer festival, Strawberry Days, the longest continuing community celebration in Utah to date.[11][12] The city hosts the annual festival, usually during the third week of June. A rodeo held in conjunction with this festival brings competitors and spectators from throughout the West. The festival includes parades, a carnival, pageants and other activities. Although no strawberries are currently grown commercially in the city, the festival takes its name from a time when strawberries were a major economic activity in the city. The first Strawberry Days celebration was held the second week of June, 1921.[12] It was organized by the Wasatch Club, the forerunner of the Chamber of Commerce.[13]

First amendment case[edit]

In November 2008, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Pleasant Grove City v. Summum, regarding whether Pleasant Grove should be allowed to have a privately donated Ten Commandments monument to be displayed on public property, must let the religion of Summum put up a monument to its "Seven Aphorisms" alongside, which it refused to do in 2003.[14] The city lost in the Tenth Circuit. However, the Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeals decision, citing the permanence of monuments as opposed to forms of constitutionally-protected free speech as well as the fact that governments take ownership of monuments on their properties and thus must "take some care in accepting donated monuments."[15]

Education[edit]

Pleasant Grove with Utah Lake in the background. Pleasant Grove High School can be seen in the foreground.

Public schools in Pleasant Grove are part of the Alpine School District. Charter schools include John Hancock Charter School (JHCS) and Lincoln Academy. Liahona Preparatory Academy is an accredited K-12 private school serving the area.

Local schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

Junior high/middle schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

Recreation[edit]

Attractions[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Pleasant Grove city, Utah". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ Not the same Philo T. Farnsworth as the inventor born in 1906. See also, Philo T. Farnsworth's witness testimony in regard to the Mountain Meadows Massacre
  5. ^ http:en.wikipedia.combattle_creek_massacre
  6. ^ Rayburn, Jim (9 December 1993). "Better ways to show school spirit than littering mountain with letters". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, UT. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Pleasant Grove city, Utah". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b http://plgrove.org/pleasant-grove-information-25006/mayor-a-city-council
  11. ^ "Strawberry Days celebrates community history". The Daily Herald. 2008-06-12. Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  12. ^ a b "Strawberry Days Edition" (PDF). Pleasant Grove: Utah's City of Trees. June 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  13. ^ "Strawberry Days". Community Atlas. Pleasant Grove Junior High. pp. (very bottom of page). Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  14. ^ Liptak, Adam (11 November 2008). "From Tiny Sect, a Weighty Issue for the Justices". New York Times. Retrieved 11-10-2008.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  15. ^ "Court rules for Utah city in religious marker case". Associated Press. 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 

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