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Taylorsville, Utah is made up of the historic communities Taylorsville, Bennion, and Kearns.

While Taylorsville is still one of Utah’s newest cities, the area has a rich history reaching back to 1848 when pioneers Joseph and Susanna Harker crossed over the Jordan River and founded the Taylorsville-Bennion areas originally referred to as “Over Jordan.”

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Taylorsville was part of West Jordan and was known as North Jordan early on. The settlement was later renamed Taylorsville after the Taylor family who were early settlers in this area. John Taylor, third president of the Mormon Church was a member of the Taylor family.(*)

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