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Holden in Millard County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Holden

 
 
Holden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2013
1. Holden Marker
Inscription. Established by Mormon Pioneers in 1855, as Fort Cedar Springs. Church President Brigham Young gave permit for the families of William Stevens Sr. and Richard Johnson to start a settlement near these grassy, spring-fed cedar hills.
Joined that fall by eight more families. The small colony began construction of an adobe walled fort to serve as a home for the people and protection from Piute Indians. In use until 1867, it was a place of refuge for the weary frontier traveler. It came to be known as "Buttermilk Fort" because of its dairying industry and its refreshing drink.
In 1858 a Post Office was established and the name changed to honor the memory of Elijah Holden. He had perished in 1857 on the Scipio Pass (nine miles to the north) in a snowstorm, while attempting to save a small boy's life.
Residents of Holden still radiate the enduring qualities bequeathed them by their hardy pioneering ancestors...thrift, perseverance, and a strong abiding love of God.
 
Location. 39° 6.505′ N, 112° 16.137′ W. Marker is in Holden, Utah, in Millard County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 50 and Utah Route 64, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 50. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Holden UT 84636, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Holden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2013
2. Holden Marker
markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cedar Springs Fort (approx. half a mile away); Heritage Bell (approx. half a mile away); Fillmore's Adobe Church (approx. 9.4 miles away); Dominguez - Escalante Trail (approx. 9.4 miles away); Capitol (approx. 9.4 miles away); Fillmore Pioneer Fort (approx. 10.1 miles away); Utah’s First Capitol (approx. 10.2 miles away); Edward Partridge, Jr. House (approx. 10.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Holden.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
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