Date of Incorporation: January 4, 1932
Total Area: 2.61 Sq. Miles
Elevation: 4,950 ft
Utah's 72nd largest city
Origin of City Name:
Santaquin City was originally called Summit City because it is situated on a summit between Juab and Utah counties. The name was changed to Santaquin in 1856 to honor the Sanpitch Indian chief who later became a farmer and cattle ranger in the area.
Did you know?
Black Hawk, leader of the Ute Indian tribe during the Black Hawk War of the 1860s, died at Spring Lake near Santaquin in 1870 and was buried in the foothills near the city. For many years, Utah's Ute Indians have held their annual celebration at Santaquin's city park.
The city is also the center of the state's sour cherry and apple industries. The city is surrounded by several fruit packing plants.