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Beaver in Beaver County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Cameron

(Located 2 miles east)

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
1. Fort Cameron Marker
Inscription. Established as the post of Beaver, May 15, 1872, by the 8th U.S. Infantry, Major John D. Wilkins, commanding. The military reservation, declared May 12, 1873, comprised two and two-thirds square miles. The name was changed July 1, 1874, to Fort Cameron, in honor of Colonel James Cameron who fell at Bull Run, July 21, 1861. The post was abandoned May 1, 1883, and the improvements sold to John R. Murdock and Philo T. Farnsworth. The L.D.S. Church conducted there the Beaver Branch of the Brigham Young Academy (later University) from 1898 to 1922.
 
Erected 1936 by Beaver Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 67.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association marker series.
 
Location. 38° 16.605′ N, 112° 38.462′ W. Marker is in Beaver, Utah, in Beaver County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and 200 North Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is on the southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Beaver UT 84713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Fort Cameron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
2. Fort Cameron Marker
. Beaver Relief Society Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beaver Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philo T. Farnsworth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beaver Territorial Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beaver Stake Tabernacle (approx. mile away); Joseph Tattersall House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Beaver Woolen Mills (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beaver.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Fort Cameron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
3. Fort Cameron Marker
 
 
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