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Salem in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Salemís First Post Office

 
 
Salemís First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
1. Salemís First Post Office Marker
Inscription.  This log cabin was used as the first Post Office in Salem. It was built on the east bank of the Salem Pond by George Killiam, who served as postmaster from March 1, 1872 to 1877. Harry Nelson then purchased the cabin, moved it to the southeast part of Salem, and used if for a summer home. It was later sold to Chris Nelson, his brother, whose children played there until 1937, when it was purchased by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. The cabin was next moved to a location northwest of the chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On March 19, 1972, the cabin was moved to the southwest corner of the church lot when a new LDS Chapel was built. It has now been moved to the west bank of the Salem Pond at 13 South 300 West, renovated and furnished with pioneer artifacts.
 
Erected 1995 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Camp Salem & Camp Mount Loafer. (Marker Number 479.)
 
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
Salemís First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
2. Salemís First Post Office Marker
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, and the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1872.
 
Location. 40° 3.185′ N, 111° 40.752′ W. Marker is in Salem, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on South 300 West, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 South 300 West, Salem UT 84653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pond Town Fort (a few steps from this marker); N.E. Corner of Payson Pioneer Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away); S.E. Corner of Payson Pioneer Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away); The John Dixon House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Samuel Douglass House (approx. 2.9 miles away); City Hall (approx. 2.9 miles away); Payson's Pioneer Industry (approx. 2.9 miles away); Payson City Library (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Salemís First Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
3. Salemís First Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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