Introduction to South Jordan, Utah
South Jordan, Utah, in Salt Lake county, is located 3 miles S of West Jordan, Utah (center to center) and is 349 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area. South Jordan contains a population of approximately 29,437.
South Jordan History
South Jordan was first settled in July 1847 by the Mormon pioneers. Prior to that, the area was inhabited by the Native Americans. Some of the early settlers of the city include Alexander Beckstead, Isaac Wardle, Frederick A. Cooper, James Oliver, Henry Tempest, George Shields, and John W. Winward. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Ward of South Jordan was organized in 1863 and James Woods became the president. It was incorporated as a city on November 8, 1935.
South Jordan and nearby Attractions
- Glenmoor Golf Course
- Wheeler Historic Farm
- Old Deseret Village
- Museum of Church History and Art
- Fort Douglas
- Antelope Island State Park
Things To Do In South Jordan
While in South Jordan one can visit the Barrick Mining Museum, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Church History and Art, Old Deseret Village, and Children's Museum of Utah. The Wasatch Mountain State Park, Deer Creek State Park, Jordanelle State Park, and Rockport State Park offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Glenmoor Golf Course and River Oaks Golf Course provide excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. Local celebrations include Country Fest and Salt Lake County Fair.
South Jordan Transportation
Salt Lake City International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.
South Jordan Higher Education
One can pursue higher education through University of Phoenix - Utah Campus, University of Utah, and Salt Lake Community College.