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American Fork (Utah)

LC control no.n 83232630
Geographic headingAmerican Fork (Utah)
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Geographic subdivision usageUtah--American Fork
Variant(s)Lake City (Utah)
McArthursville (Utah)
McArthurville (Utah)
Biography/History noteAmerican Fork, Utah is a city in northern Utah County. First settled in 1850, it was incorporated by the territorial legislature as Lake City in 1853. The name was later changed to American Fork in 1860 to avoid confusion with Salt Lake City. During its early years it was also known as McArthursville, taken from settler Duncan McArthur (1796-1865).
Beginning date1853
Associated countryUnited States
LocatedUtah County (Utah)
Found inMorrill, W.R. American Fork City, 1983: map recto (American Fork)
Rand McNally comm. atlas, 1982 (American Fork, Utah Co.)
GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (ppl; 40°22ʹ37ʺN 111°47ʹ45ʺW)
GNIS, February 14, 2019 (American Fork; populated place; Utah county, Utah; 40°22'37"N 111°47'45"W; variant names: Lake City, McArthurville)
Utah History to Go, via WWW, February 14, 2019 (American Fork; settled by Mormon pioneers in 1850; incorporated by Utah legislature as Lake City on June 4, 1853; name changed to American Fork in 1860 to avoid confusion with Salt Lake City; also known as McArthursville, after early settler Duncan McArthur (1796-1865))
Geographic area coden-us-ut