History of Glendale, Utah
Courtesy of Utah Place Names. (Links Added)

Glendale is on us 89 in Long Valley along the upper Virgin River. Four miles south is Orderville. After being settled in 1862 by a party of settlers led by John and William Berry from Kanarraville, Glendale was named Berryville as the first settlement in the valley. At that time, Long Valley was called Berry Valley. Of those First settlers, Robert Berry and his wife Isabella were murdered by the Indians, and in 1866 Berryville was abandoned. In 1871, members of the Muddy Mission in Nevada resettled Long Valley. Led by James Leithead, the group settled on the old Berryville townsite and renamed it Glendale because of the beautiful surroundings. Another version of the naming of Glendale states that the name came from their leader and first bishop, who was reminded of his home in Scotland. Today it is a beautiful and stable community known for its scenic surroundings.

John W. Van Cott

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