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

Jacob Hamblin

Born April 2, 1819 Died August 21, 1886

 
 
Jacob Hamblin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
1. Jacob Hamblin Marker
Inscription. The great Mormon frontiersman and Indian missionary settled in Tooele Valley, Utah in 1850 and began peaceful negotiations with the Red Men. He was so successful that the officials of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sent him to establish residence among the Indians at Santa Clara, Utah, in 1854.

A fort was erected on this site in 1865 into which he moved in 1869. He assisted Maj. J. W. Powell and party 1869-72. He was transferred in 1878 to Arizona, and later to New Mexico. He is buried at Alpine, Arizona. His friendship with the Indians saved many lives.

Erected Sept. 2, 1933
 
Erected 1933 by Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association and the Citizens of Kanab Stake. (Marker Number 21.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 2.973′ N, 112° 32.117′ W. Marker is in Kanab, Utah, in Kane County. Click for map. Marker is 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. Fort Kanab (a few steps from this marker); Penny Edwards
Jacob Hamblin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
2. Jacob Hamblin Marker
Looking NE toward intersection of North 300 West and West 100 North
(a few steps from this marker); A Tragedy (a few steps from this marker); Exploration and Colonization (within shouting distance of this marker); Jim Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Dale Evans (within shouting distance of this marker); Fay Hamblin (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Fuller (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Kanab.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Brief History of Jacob Hamblin. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Sons of Utah Pioneers Monuments & Trails. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Jacob Hamblin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 17, 2016
3. Jacob Hamblin Marker
Jacob Hamblin Marker is to the left of the bench. Fort Kanab Maker, to the right of the bench, is hidden by bushes.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 596 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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