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Payson Posts:

Payson is near I-15 and US-91, thirteen miles south of Provo. An early name was Peteetneet or Fort Peteetneet for Chief Peteetneet and his people, who camped on the site at Peteetneet Creek. James Pace, John Courtland, A.J. Stewart, their families, and other Mormon pioneers settled there in 1850 and for a while after March 1851 the settlement was known as Pacen. Pacen was changed to Payson when the town was incorperated on January 21, 1853, under Utah territorial law.