Located in the lower southwestern part of the state, Pine Valley, Utah, was first settled in 1859. Pine Valley is located in the Pine Valley Mountains and is at the head of the Santa Clara River. This setting makes Pine Valley's backdrop one of the loveliest in the state of Utah. However, very few people call this stunning little town home: 186 according to the 2010 census. With so few people, visitors get the pleasure of knowing what small-town charm feels like.
Although sparsely populated, Pine Valley boasts some of Utah's most well-known landmarks. The landmark that holds the most significance is the Pine Valley Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is the oldest Mormon church that is still used regularly for services. It was built in 1868 and designed by Ebenezer Bryce, a shipbuilder who based the church's design of an upside-down ship. Since Utah has the largest population of Mormons in the U.S., these sites are very important.