And Seniors Stop At Historic Spring City

la-le-letters-gunning-for-trouble-20130226-001Spring City, Utah, settled by early Mormon pioneers in 1852 is located in Central Utah, in the heart of Sanpete County, just five miles south of Mt. Pleasant, the geographic center of Utah. Senior visitors will find Spring City nestled comfortably in the beautiful Sanpete Valley along the route of old Highway 89.

Spring City looks out at the majestic Horseshoe Mountain and many other surrounding peaks. Originally known as the “Allred Settlement”, “Little Copenhagen”, “Little Denmark” and “Canal”, the city is famous for its fresh water spring, which never runs dry, right in the center of town. Senior travelers will find lots of friendly folks in historic Spring City, who are so very proud of the town’s heritage.

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The entire town of Spring City (pop. 1,000) is listed on the National Historic Registry. Beginning in 1853, the Allred family and other church leaders had begun to encourage Danish immigrants to settle in Sanpete County, and, particularly after the community was re-established in 1859, to join the Allred Settlement.

Spring City was also a site of fighting during the Black Hawk War, a brief 1832 conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader.

Seniors Learn About Mormon Pioneer Architecture


Although it is still largely a farming town, Spring City is becoming increasingly known as an artist community. Many excellent examples of Mormon pioneer architecture exist throughout the town. In 2010, Forbes Magazine identified Spring City as one of the prettiest towns in America.

The historical and architectural significance of Spring City lies in two areas: 1. The town graphically documents the techniques of Mormon town planning in Utah: and 2. Architecture in Spring City is remarkably well preserved with an abundance of religious buildings, homes, and small commercial establishments that predate World War I. In keeping with the religious nature of the town, Spring City is dominated by a large LDS meetinghouse.

Senior travelers can arrange a guided historic tour of Spring City. This is a great means to get the “inside story” of Spring City.  The Friends of Historic Spring City have recently republished the Spring City Guide to Architecture and History: A Self Guided Walking Tour of the many Historic Buildings.


Seniors Attend Heritage Day Celebration

Coming up very soon is Heritage Day Celebration, May 23rd, sponsored by Friends of Historic Spring City. This event includes a tour of many of the town’s charming, mid-19th Century pioneer homes and buildings. Art and Antique Sales invite senior visitors to attend this full day of fun and excitement.

Plein Air Painting Competition Studio Tour and Art Show & Sale takes place on September 2 through 5, 2015. The Spring City Arts  community is dedicated to promoting art, artists, art awareness and art education in Spring City, Sanpete County and Utah.

Circle Spring City on your Utah map and plan to stop and enjoy the town. -jeb


  1. thank you for your charming article on our great little town! We appreciate the promotion on Heritage Day and the Plein Air event. Best! Alison Anderson, president of Friends of Historic Spring City

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