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Cottonwood Heights in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Granite-Butler Church

Big Cottonwood Canyon Trail

 
 
Granite-Butler Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Johnson, September 22, 2018
1. Granite-Butler Church Marker
Inscription.  On July 1, 1877, the Granite Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was created. The residents of both the Granite and Butlerville communities were included. Since most of the people were settling near the mouth of the two canyons, a chapel was built halfway between the two towns. James Muir, William Thompson, and Andrew Hansen Sr. were the committee chosen to oversee the construction. Building began January 20, 1886, and was completed for dedication on July 1, 1892. Granite rock from Little Cottonwood Canyon was used to construct the chapel, which was oval-shaped and approximately 30 feet by 40 feet. The building was located at about 8600 South Wasatch Boulevard on the west side of the street. The location did not work out; the Granite Ward was divided on March 12, 1901, and the new Butler Ward was created. This left the Granite-Butler building vacant. Most of the stones used to build the building were eventually hauled away by residents in the area.
 
Erected 2013 by Cottonwood Heights Historic Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion
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. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1877.
 
Location. 40° 37.749′ N, 111° 48.171′ W. Marker is in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, on the right when traveling east. The marker is on the Old Mill Bike Path near the southwest corner of the parking lot at Old Mill Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mining (within shouting distance of this marker); Tithing House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Silica Beds (about 500 feet away); South Butler School (about 700 feet away); Ern and Molly Green Cabin (about 700 feet away); Agriculture (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cedar Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to the Cottonwood Heights Historic Walk (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cottonwood Heights.
 
Granite-Butler Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Johnson, September 22, 2018
2. Granite-Butler Church Marker
The marker is mounted on a pole at the entrance to the covered bridge. (Not the sign mounted on the bridge.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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