The city of Highland is located in Utah County, Utah. It is said that the city was named by Alexander Adamson, who had come to American Fork from Scotland. The area reminded him of the Scottish Highlands and therefore he named the place Highland. John Poole built the first house in the area in 1875. The city of Highland was officially established in 1977. This was followed by the first city council’s swearing in. The first elected officials started to work in the year 1977. The community became a third class city in 1979 after the signing of a proclamation by Governor Scott Maheson.