The small town of Porterville is located in the south end of Morgan County along S. Morgan Valley Drive at the junction between Hardscrabble Canyon and East Canyon. An abundance of timber attracted the first settlers to the area back in 1859. Porterville is also home to the historic Porterville Church. The church burned down and now only the shell remains. Today Porterville remains a small unincorporated community in Morgan County, however, several new homes have been built in the area over the past decade.