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Salina in Sevier County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Rock Church

 
 
Old Rock Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Old Rock Church Marker
Inscription. Erection of the first L.D.S. Church in Salina was commenced in 1864 when rocks were hauled from a quarry two miles away. Soren Neilson, a stonecutter, supervised the work. When the structure was built to the square, the people used it as a fort. Because of the Black Hawk War the building was not completed until 1871. One large room, 64 x 32 feet was later divided. It served the community for church, school and other gatherings. This bell atop the monument called the people together on every occasion.
 
Erected 1965 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 312.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.407′ N, 111° 51.489′ W. Marker is in Salina, Utah, in Sevier County. Marker is on South 100 East just north of East 100 South, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salina UT 84654, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salina Fort & Tithing Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crosby Memorial Presbyterian Church and School of Salina (approx. 0.2 miles away); Outbreak of Black Hawk War
Old Rock Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Old Rock Church Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Redmond Town Hall (approx. 3.4 miles away); Settlement of Aurora (approx. 4.8 miles away); Settlement of Axtell (approx. 7.1 miles away); Battle of Cedar Ridge (approx. 9.6 miles away); Centerfield (approx. 11.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salina.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Old Rock Church Marker and Bell image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Old Rock Church Marker and Bell
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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