🠈  About Provo  🠊

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Provo, Utah is the county seat of Utah County in North Central Utah. The city of Provo has a population of over a hundred thousand. Utah County has a population over a half million.

The first recorded European explorer in the area was Franciscan Padre Silvestre Vélez de Escalante who traveled through Spanish Fork on his exploration of the Mexican Territories.

The town was first established as Fort Utah in 1849. The name was changed to Provo in honor of French Explorer Étienne Provost (1785 - 1850) who explored the area in 1824 and established trading posts on the Great Salt Lake and Utah Lake.

The town is home to Brigham Young Univeristy and the LDS Missionary Training Center.

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