Bountiful, Utah

Bountiful, Utah
The Bountiful Utah Tabernacle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Bountiful Utah Tabernacle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Location in Davis County and the state of Utah.
Location in Davis County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 40°52′47″N 111°52′18″W / 40°52′47″N 111°52′18″W / 40.87972; -111.87167
Country United States
State Utah
SettledSeptember 27, 1847
Founded byPerrigrine Sessions
Named forBountiful (Book of Mormon)
 • MayorMolly Miller
 • Total13.5 sq mi (34.9 km2)
 • Land13.5 sq mi (34.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1]4,797 ft (1,462 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total42,898
 • Density3,152/sq mi (1,219.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP code84010 - 84011
Area codes385, 801
FIPS code49-07690[2]
GNIS feature ID2409885[1]

Bountiful is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 42,552, a three percent increase over the 2000 figure of 41,301. The city grew rapidly during the suburb growth of the late 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s and was Davis County's largest city until 1985 when it was surpassed by Layton. Bountiful is Utah's 15th largest city.

Although a part of the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, it serves as a bedroom community to Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. However, due to the very narrow entrance into Salt Lake County, roads between the counties often reach near-gridlock traffic during rush hour. The FrontRunner commuter rail has been running since April 2008, and the Legacy Parkway was opened on September 13, 2008. These were built to help alleviate the traffic load on Interstate 15 through the Bountiful area.


A home in Bountiful's Historic District.

Bountiful was settled on September 27, 1847, by Perrigrine Sessions and his family. It was Utah's second settlement after Salt Lake City. It was known as both Sessions Settlement and North Canyon Ward before being named Bountiful in 1855. This city was so named both because of the city's reputation as a garden place and because "Bountiful" is the name of a city in the Book of Mormon (Alma 52:9).[3] Most of the settlers, and also most of the present inhabitants, are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). The Bountiful Utah Temple was dedicated in 1995 by the LDS Church. A tabernacle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is also located in Bountiful.

The city was incorporated in 1892 with Joseph L Holbrook as mayor.

In 1907 electric lights came to Bountiful through the efforts of its citizens.[4]

Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy snatched victim Debra Kent from Viewmont High School in Bountiful on November 8, 1974.

The city maintains a charming Main Street, with several locally owned shops, and is home to several big-box retailers.

The city celebrates its history at the annual Handcart Days celebration every July in conjunction with U.S. State of Utah's official holiday, Pioneer Day. Bountiful Handcart Days is a volunteer–driven event. People from three cities in the south of Davis County, Utah come together to commemorate the first group of Mormon Pioneers’ entry into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. The festivities include a parade, fireworks, games, entertainment, an art exhibit, and food.

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