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

Burton

 
 
Burton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
1. Burton Marker
Inscription.  Settlement named in honor of Robert T. Burton, who laid out the townsite in 1882. Early settlers cleared the sagebrush, dug canals, ditches, planted crops, and built modest homes. A branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized in 1884 with George Foss, Presiding Elder.
Church services and school were were held in homes until a 20x30x12 ft. log meetinghouse was erected in 1886-87. It had a dirt roof, red pine floor, four windows, and a door. First school teacher was Jennie Smith; postmaster, H.S. Dudley; first white child born was Annie Thornton.
 
Erected 1983 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Jenny Leigh Camp. (Marker Number 425.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 43° 47.84′ N, 111° 51.423′ W. Marker is in Rexburg, Idaho, in Madison County. Marker is on West 2000 South (Burton Oil Road) near
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South 4000 West(Burton Loop Road), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3958 West 2000 South, Rexburg ID 83440, 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. North Fork Ferry (approx. 3.1 miles away); Beaver Dick (approx. 3.1 miles away); Jenny Leigh Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Rexburg Public Square (approx. 3.7 miles away); Porter Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); Brigham Young University - Idaho (approx. 3.9 miles away); Ricks College (approx. 4.1 miles away); Hitching Post (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rexburg.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in front of the L.D.S. Church.
 
Burton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
2. Burton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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