Mayfield is in Central Utah. Mads Sorenson, Carl Olsen and Simon Hansen, scouted the site on a logging foray in 1870. The next spring they cut meadow hay, built cabins and began water division. Other families joined them by 1873 when they formed a United Order Cooperative Society on the north bank of the creek.
Named Mayfield because of the beauty Mother Nature so lavishly displayed in the month of May, it was called Twelve Mile for the distance from the Manti temple site, but by 1874 was named Mayfield. Early in spring of 1875, 21 families moved from Ephraim and settled on the south side of the creek. They called this new settlement “New London.” The two settlements combined under the name of Mayfield when the first LDS Ward was organized July 4, 1877.
The town of Mayfield is approximately 2 hours south of Salt Lake City. To get to Mayfield, Take I-15 Exit 225 at Nephi. Go East on Highway 132 until it intersects with Highway 89. Follow Highway 89 south until you reach the junction with Highway 137 south of Sterling. Follow Highway 132 south until you reach Mayfield.
To get to Mayfield from the South take I-70 Exit 56 at Salina and follow Highway 89 north until you reach the junction with Highway 137 on the south end of Gunnison. Follow Highway 132 east until you reach Mayfield.
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