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

English Fort

 
 
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By Jack Duffy, December 4, 2010
1. English Fort Marker
Inscription.  Upon the advice of Brigham Young, the first settlers west of the Jordan River built English Fort in 1853 for protection from Indians. Thick walls of rock and adobe with one gate surrounded the two acres of land. Adobe partitions separated the dwellings within which faced a central area containing a combined church and school and a well of brackish water. The fort was located north of the present site of Taylorsville Cemetery. The foundation of this historic marker is built of rock from the original pioneer homes of this community.
English Fort Camp

 
Erected 1941 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 82.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 40.233′ N, 111° 56.317′ W. Marker is in Taylorsville, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on South Redwood Road (Utah Route 68) 0.1 miles north of Conifer Way, on the right when traveling north. On the grounds of Taylorsville Cemetery near Independent
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By Andrew Johnson, August 1, 2019
2. English Fort Marker
Professional Services. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City UT 84123, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millrace (approx. 1.3 miles away); Carlisle Family Historical Marker (approx. 1 miles away); Major General George P. Holm (approx. 1 miles away); The Old School House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pony Express Station (approx. 3.3 miles away); Murray Smelting (approx. 3.3 miles away); West Jordan Industry (approx. 4.3 miles away); West Jordan Settlement (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylorsville.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionForts, Castles
 
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By Jack Duffy, December 4, 2010
3. English Fort Marker
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By Andrew Johnson, August 1, 2019
4. English Fort Marker
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By Andrew Johnson, August 1, 2019
5. English Fort Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2011, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on August 4, 2019, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photos:   1. submitted on February 12, 2011, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah.   2. submitted on August 4, 2019, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah.   3. submitted on February 12, 2011, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah.   4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2019, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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