Herriman is a city in southwestern Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The population was 21,785 as of the 2010 census. Although Herriman was a town in 2000, it has since been classified as a fifth-class city by state law. The city has experienced rapid growth since incorporation in 1999, as its population was just 1,523 at the 2000 census. It grew from being the 111th-largest incorporated place in Utah in 2000 to the 32nd-largest in 2010.
Herriman was established in 1849 by Robert Dansie, Henry Harriman, and Thomas Jefferson Butterfield. A monument located in the Herriman City Cemetery lists the original four families of Herriman as the Thomas Jefferson Butterfield, John Jay Stocking, Robert Cowan Petty, and Henry Harriman families.
Rosecrest is a land developer who acquired some rights in a large amount acreage around Herriman, and started large scale residential development. Rosecrest is owned by parent company Sorenson Companies founded by the late James LeVoy Sorenson and currently managed by his son. In 2007, Rosecrest won a lawsuit with partner land owners/developers that likely will allow about 4,000 acres to be annexed out of neighbor city Bluffdale into Herriman to further expand the Rosecrest/Herriman housing projects. The lawsuit stemmed from a struggle between Bluffdale city officials, strict city building requirements, and Rosecrest.