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Rexburg in Madison County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Rexburg Public Square

 
 
Rexburg Public Square Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
1. Rexburg Public Square Marker
Inscription.  In February of 1883, Colonizer and Bishop Thomas E. Ricks commissioned Andrew A. Anderson to survey Rexburg City. This block was set aside as the Public Square. In the early days of colonization, settlers camped here before moving to their permanent locations. Here a the Square was a race track, ball field, bandstand, and a bowery for the community. The Square was the gathering place for Rexburg and surrounding areas for patriotic, political, community and family activities. By 1912, the Rexburg LDS Tabernacle was completed and many of the activities moved there, away from the Public Square.
 
Erected 2010 by Sons of Utah Pioneers, Upper Snake River Chapter. (Marker Number 161.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 43° 49.325′ N, 111° 47.476′ W. Marker is in Rexburg, Idaho, in Madison County. Marker is on West 2nd South near South 3rd West, on the right when traveling
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west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 West 2nd South, Rexburg ID 83440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Porter Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigham Young University - Idaho (approx. ¼ mile away); Ricks College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hitching Post (approx. half a mile away); The Teton Dam Flood Marker (approx. half a mile away); In Honor of the Rexburg Stake Pioneers (approx. half a mile away); Rexburg Tabernacle Centennial (approx. half a mile away); Pioneer Park (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rexburg.
 
Rexburg Public Square Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
2. Rexburg Public Square Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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