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Centerfield in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Centerfield

 
 
Centerfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Centerfield Marker
Inscription. Gunnison settlers began farming the land to the south in the early 1860's, each claiming his acreage under "Squatter's Rights" and later paying a filing fee of $1.25. Water was obtained from the Sanpitch River and fresh mountain springs. By 1877 Michael Nielsen, Chris Sanders, and William D. Child had constructed homes and others soon followed. School was first taught by Marie Gribble in her home. Joseph Christensen later taught the first public school and Harriet Higham served as the area midwife. Primary and Sunday School branches of the Gunnison L.D.S. Ward were formed in 1882. The Centerfield Ward was organized in 1897 with Andrew Fjeldsted as bishop. The town name was chosen at that time due to its central location in a fertile field. A post office was established in 1898 with Loraine Anderson as post mistress. Centerfield was incorporated in 1909 with Lars C. Myrup serving as town president.

Small plaque above marker
April 9, 1963, this bell was saved from a fire that burned the 81 year old Centerfield Public School building. The school board gave the bell to the Centerfield DUP Camp.
 
Erected 1984 by Centerfield Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 428.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the
Centerfield Marker <i>on left</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Centerfield Marker on left
First Public Buildings Marker is on the right.
Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 7.308′ N, 111° 49.172′ W. Marker is in Centerfield, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.1 miles north of 300 South Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centerfield UT 84622, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Public Buildings (here, next to this marker); Casino / Star Theatre (approx. 2.2 miles away); Gunnison (approx. 2.6 miles away); Settlement of Axtell (approx. 4.6 miles away); Warm Creek-Fayette (approx. 7.3 miles away); ZCMI Co-op Building (approx. 7.5 miles away); Pettyville Pioneers (approx. 8.2 miles away); Redmond Town Hall (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Centerfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Centerfield Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 28 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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