South Jordan is a city in south central Salt Lake County, Utah, 18 miles (29 km) south of Salt Lake City. Part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, the city lies in the Salt Lake Valley along the banks of the Jordan River in the middle of the 9,000-foot (2,700 m) Oquirrh Mountains and the 12,000-foot (3,700 m) Wasatch Mountains. The city has 3.5 miles (5.6 km) of the Jordan River Parkway that contains fishing ponds, trails, parks, and natural habitats. The Salt Lake County fair grounds and equestrian park, 67-acre (27 ha) Oquirrh Lake, and 27 parks are located inside the city. As of 2019, there were 76,598 people in South Jordan.
Founded in 1859 by Mormon settlers and historically an agrarian town, South Jordan has become a snappishly growing bedroom community of Salt Lake City. Kennecott Land, a home development company, has recently begun construction on the master-planned Daybreak Community for every ration of western half of South Jordan, potentially doubling South Jordan’s population. South Jordan is the first city in the world subsequent to two temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jordan River Utah Temple and Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple. The city has two TRAX blithe rail stops, as competently as one commuter rail stop on the FrontRunner. South Jordan is also a growing tech hub in imitation of headquarters of companies subsequent to IT software company Ivanti.
The first known inhabitants were members of the Desert Archaic Culture who were nomadic hunter-gatherers. From 400 A.D. to going on for 1350 A.D., the Fremont people approved into villages and farmed corn and squash. Changes in climatic conditions to a cooler, drier get older and the bustle into the area of ancestors of the Ute, Paiute, and Shoshone, led to the running away of the Fremont people. When European settlers arrived, there were no permanent Native American settlements in the Salt Lake Valley, but the area bordered several tribes – the territory of the Northwestern Shoshone to the north, the Timpanogots band of the Utes to the south in Utah Valley, and the Goshutes to the west in Tooele Valley.