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Payson is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Provo - Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 18,294 at the 2010 census. The current mayor is Rick Moore, who in the 2009 election was the first write-in candidate to defeat an incumbent mayor in the state of Utah.HistoryThe Latter-day Saints first settled in Payson in 1850. It was originally named Peteetneet Creek, after Chief Peteetneet, a Timpanogos Indian chief who lived near Payson's current location. It was later renamed Payson by Brigham Young.The Payson Tabernacle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was dedicated by Wilford Woodruff in 1872.In 1873 a high school was established in Payson, the first such institution in Utah south of Salt Lake City. It closed in 1876 due to the rise of Brigham Young Academy. An opera house was built in Payson in 1883. In the late 1800s, a factory making horse collars operated in Payson.
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Popular things to do in Payson

Nebo Scenic Loop Byway
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Nebo Scenic Loop Byway
Duration: 2 hours
Payson Utah Temple ©
Payson Utah Temple
Duration: 2 hours
Grotto Trail
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Grotto Trail
Duration: 2 hours
Peteetneet Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Peteetneet Museum
Duration: 2 hours

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Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple ©
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Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Spanish Fork
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Rowley's Red Barn Santaquin
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Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum ©
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Fifth Water Hot Springs
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