About Lindon City
Lindon City is often overlooked because we’re very small compared to the rest of the cities in Utah County.
We’re small but we’re proud and have stayed true to our motto of “a little bit of country.”
Lindon was settled in 1861 but wasn’t officially incorporated until 1924 starting out as an overgrowth of Pleasant Grove.
According to the 2010 US Census, Lindon City had a population of 10,070 and covers only 8.6 square miles of Utah County.
We were originally named “String Town” because of how the town started out with the buildings all lined up on the old State Street.
The (misspelled) name Lindon came from the local growing Linden trees.
Little Miss Lindon 2012
Lindsey Southard – Queen
Lindsey Southard, daughter of Jeff and Allison Southard, is Little Miss Lindon 2012-13.
She is 12 years old and is looking forward to attending Oak Canyon Junior High School in the fall. Lindsey is the third of 6 daughters in her family and loves being in a family with all girls. She enjoys singing and acting. For her talent in the Little Miss Lindon competition, she sang and acted out a favorite song from Tangled, “When Will My Life Begin.” For her service project she sewed dolls for children who would undergo surgery and donated them to American Fork Hospital. Lindsey loves life and definitely loves making others smile and laugh. It’s one of her favorite things, so this year’s theme fits her perfectly! She is both excited and happy to represent and serve Lindon city this year.
Kaitlyn Whittingham – Attendant
Kaitlyn Whittingham is the daughter of Brady and Terri Whittingham. She is 11 years old and will attend her first year at Oak Canyon Junior High in the fall. Some of Kaitlyn’s talents include singing and dancing. Kaitlyn has always had a great love for animals. She currently has a cat and 3 chickens of her own and is good friends with all of the neighborhood pets! Kaitlyn is excited for this summer and the upcoming year with the Little Miss Lindon Royalty.
Elizabeth Barzeele – Attendant
Elizabeth Barzeele, is the daughter of Eric and Amy Barzeele. Elizabeth is 13 years old and attends Oak Canyon Junior High part time and is home schooled full time. Elizabeth loves art. When she was four years old she asked what an artist was and when she was told, she thought for a minute and then told everyone, “Oh, that’s what I am, an artist.” Elizabeth also loves to cook. Her homemade chocolate cake is everyone’s favorite, perfectly moist and delicious. Bitz is so loving and sweet (except when she is waking up); she is such a good friend and a wonderful person.
Hadley Brimhall – Attendant
Hadley Brimhall is the daughter of doctors Jeff and Angie Brimhall. She moved to Lindon last summer, and attended Lindon Elementary School where she was recognized as a presidential scholar. She enjoys playing soccer, playing the piano, singing, performing, and being an attendant in the Little Miss Lindon royalty. In her free time she likes to play with her two younger brothers, spend time with her friends and get ready to attend Oak Canyon Junior High in the fall.
Shanalee Spinder – Attendant
Shanalee Spinder is the daughter of Ken and Lois Spinder, she is 12 years old and is a student at Oak Canyon Jr. High. Shanalee
is the youngest in her family and loves to play with her niece and nephews. She loves to Sing and Ballroom dance and is a member of the BYU Youth Ballroom Team. She is happy to be in the Little Miss Lindon Royalty and loves serving others and
loves the new friends she has made.
Historical And Memorial Sites In Lindon, UT
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.
Build by Lewis Robinson 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 to New Zealand on a three year mission for the LDS church. 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, Geneva, in 1890. He also constructed a boat harbor, several wells, and a dance pavilion, a hotel and concession stands. While many owners have come and gone, the times that families and friends spent together there will never be forgotten.
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 — 780 N. 200 E.
Started over 30 years ago by Keith and Jody Renstrom. This playhouse is a nonprofit organization and is truly a community theatre because everyone involved is a volunteer and local stars.
Pioneer Home – 150 S. 500 E.
A restored home from the original settlers that came into the Lindon herding grounds in 1861.
Lindon City Veteran’s Memorial – 200 N. State Street
This memorial recognizes those who have fought and died in 20th century wars. The memorial contains photos and biographies of those who have given their lives in defense of this country.