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Kanab in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Kanab

 
 
Fort Kanab Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
1. Fort Kanab Marker
Inscription.
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

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Erected in 1931
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
Troop Committee

 
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′ 
Fort Kanab Boy Scout Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
2. Fort Kanab Boy Scout Marker
W. Marker is in Kanab, Utah, in Kane County. 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 Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Levi Stewart Biography by a Descendant. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Fort Kanab Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
3. Fort Kanab Marker
Partially obscured Levi Stewart statue in upper left center.
Fort Kanab BSA Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
4. Fort Kanab BSA Marker
Looking NW from rear of Levi Stewart Memorial Park.
Fort Kanab Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 17, 2016
5. Fort Kanab Marker
Fort Kanab Maker, to the right of the bench, is hidden by bushes. Jacob Hamblin Marker is to the left of the bench.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 679 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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