Introduction to Spanish Fork, Utah
Spanish Fork, Utah, in Utah county, is located 8 miles S of Provo, Utah (center to center) and is 331 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Provo - Orem metropolitan area. Spanish Fork contains a population of approximately 20,246.
Spanish Fork History
Spanish Fork was named after the Spanish Fork River. Enoch Reece was the first settler of the city and arrived in 1850. Other early settlers include John H. Reed, William Pace, and John Holt. The Fort Saint Luke was established in the city in 1854 as protection from the Native Americans. The first sawmill of the area was established in 1858 by Archibald Gardner. The city is located in Utah County, which was founded in 1852.
Spanish Fork and nearby Attractions
- Diamond Fork Hot Springs
- Spanish Oaks Golf Course
- Bridal Veil Falls
- UVSC Woodbury Art Museum
- Utah Lake State Park
- Fort Douglas
Things To Do In Spanish Fork
Spanish Fork offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities in the form of Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum, Spanish 8 Movie Theater, Utah Valley Llamas, Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, and Krishna Temple. One can also visit the Diamond Fork Hot Springs. The Bridal Veil Falls is a few minutes' drive away. The Spanish Oaks Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts.
Spanish Fork Transportation
One can avail air transportation from Salt Lake City International Airport.
Spanish Fork Higher Education
Facilities for higher education can be availed from Utah Valley State College, University of Phoenix - Utah Campus, and Brigham Young University.