Kanab in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
On June 14, 1870 Levi Stewart, who had been called from Salt Lake County by President Brigham Young to head a group of pioneers in settling this area, brought a party with seven wagons from Pipe Springs, where they had camped temporarily, to Fort Kanab which had been built a year before by Jacob Hamblin and Indian missionaries.
Kanab Ward was organized September 11, 1870 with Elder Stewart as Bishop. Other settlers arrived, homes were built and plans made for a permanent community. A fire in the fort on December 14, took the lives of Mrs. Margery Wilkerson Stewart and five sons.
Erected April 11, 1950
by Boy Scout Troop 301 of Kanab, Utah,
In memory of and on the
location of the first pioneer
fort of Kanab
I.O. Brown, S.M.
E.W. Laws, A.S.M.
Ray B. Young • Carlos W. Judd • Guy Chamberlain
Erected 1950 by Descendants of Levi Stewart and Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 115.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 37° 2.968′ N, 112° 32.12′ Click for map. Markers are in Levi Stewart Memorial Park, on North 300 West (US Route 89) south of West 100 North. Marker is in this post office area: Kanab UT 84741, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Tragedy (a few steps from this marker); Jacob Hamblin (a few steps from this marker); Exploration and Colonization (a few steps from this marker); Penny Edwards (a few steps from this marker); Dale Evans (within shouting distance of this marker); Jim Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Fay Hamblin (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Fuller (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Kanab.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Kanab and the History of Kanab, Utah. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Levi Stewart Biography by a Descendant. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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