ABOUT PLEASANT GROVE
HISTORY
On July 19, 1850, William H. Adams, John Mercer and Philo T. Farnsworth, 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. 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. . . .  READ MORE
CURRENT
​Today Pleasant Grove, Utah boasts a population of more than 35,000 people.  It is a vibrant community with citizens active in volunteer service and raising their families.  They take pride in the beautification of their neighborhoods, parks and schools.  Several traditional events occur annually such as Strawberry Days—a unique summer festival, running since 1921 featuring a rodeo, parades, a carnival, pageants and other activities, and the Heritage Jubilee—a celebration of the city’s founding, now going on 165 years!

Pleasant Grove City is primed for commercial growth and in recent years has welcomed large national and international businesses to its landscape, such as doTERRA and Close To My Heart.  Its prime location and available properties along the I-15 corridor are situated nicely in Northern Utah County where the international tech-sector is exploding!  With two major universities in the county—Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University—educational and recreational opportunities abound.  Utah, itself, has been voted Best State for Business for five of the last six years by Forbes Magazine.  The City and its residents are contributing to that business success.  Pleasant Grove City and is opened for business growth! 

 
Pleasant Grove City ~ By the Numbers
2015 Population ~ 35,000
Population Growth Since 2000 ~ 50% Increase
Median household income ~ $62,000
Median Age ~ 26
Pleasant Grove City actively seeks out and invites all types of business to come grow with us! For Economic Development information click here.