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

Old Fort

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
1. Old Fort Marker
Inscription.  Spanish Fork had its beginning in two sites, the upper settlement in 1850-51, located in the southeast river bottoms, the other at Palmyra, 1851. Fearful of Indian trouble, settlers built an adobe fort between the two places in 1854, located two blocks south of this site, with walls two feet thick and twenty feet high. Homes were built inside the fort with portholes in each compartment. A well in the center provided water. The only entrance was a gate four feet thick and sixteen feet high.
 
Erected 1957 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 235.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 40° 6.53′ N, 111° 39.273′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fork, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in City Park south of the library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 South Main Street, 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
Old Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
2. Old Fort Marker
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as the crow flies. The Lush Valley of the Timpanogotzis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Escalante (about 300 feet away); Spanish Fork Grist Mills (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Settlement of Icelanders in the United States (approx. 0.8 miles away); Leland (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Palmyra (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Palmyra (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fork.
 
Old Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
3. Old Fort 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 62 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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