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Near Spanish Fork in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Palmyra

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
1. Old Palmyra Marker
Inscription.  This monument marks the south-west corner of Fort Palmyra. This fort was built by the settlers for protection. Palmyra was selected in 1852 as a suitable place to build a city by Apostle Geo. A. Smith. The first home was built in August of that year. W.W.Willis was its first mayor. The first bishop was Stephen Markam. Silas Hillman was the first school teacher. Upon Advice from President Brigham Young, the settlers of Palmyra moved to Spanish Fork, in 1856.
 
Erected 1933 by Palmyra Stake M.I.A. and Sons and Daughters of the Pioneers, Post No. 1.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 40° 7.175′ N, 111° 41.161′ W. Marker is near Spanish Fork, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on West 6200 South half a mile west of 1050 West, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spanish Fork UT 84660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Palmyra (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lake Shore Fort (approx. ¾ mile away); Palmyra’s Early Buildings
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By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
2. Old Palmyra Marker
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Leland (approx. 1½ miles away); The Spanish Fork Indian Farm Reservation (approx. 1½ miles away); Old Academy (approx. 1½ miles away); Escalante (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Fort (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fork.
 
Old Palmyra Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
3. Old Palmyra Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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