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Castle Dale in Emery County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

First Settlers in Castle Dale

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
1. First Settlers in Castle Dale Marker
Inscription.  Responding to a call from Brigham Young, Orange Seeley organized groups in Sanpete County to settle Castle Valley. Sheep and cattle men had been here earlier. In 1879 the first settlers located in Castle Dale building their first dugouts under a large Cottonwood tree 98 rods south and 12 rods east of this monument. Among the first men to bring their families were Niels P. Miller, J. Wellington Seeley and Jasper Peterson who on October 7, 1879, became the first bishop of the Latter Day Saint ward of Castle Dale.
 
Erected 1950 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Dale Camp. (Marker Number 152.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 7, 1879.
 
Location. 39° 12.713′ N, 111° 0.836′ W. Marker is in Castle Dale, Utah, in Emery County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 300 East, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castle Dale UT 84513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this
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By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
2. First Settlers in Castle Dale Marker
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Social Hall (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Public Building in Orangeville (approx. 2˝ miles away); Huntington's First Meeting House (approx. 8.4 miles away); North Emery High School (approx. 8.4 miles away); Old Bell (approx. 8.4 miles away); Old Ranger Station (approx. 8.4 miles away); Desert Lake-Victor (approx. 10.1 miles away); Robber's Roost (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
3. First Settlers in Castle Dale Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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