West Mountain in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The first recorded Mormon settlers were George & Eliza Rust. Other settlers in the 1800's were William McBeth, Jesse & Amanda Knight, Wallace S. Clark, Andrew Hendrickson, Freeman & Carol Tanner, Pardon & Clarissa Webb and James S. & Diana McBeth, whose home still stands across the street from this monument.
In the early 1900's, few moved into the area. In 1916 Strawberry Water became available for irrigation that made possible the growth that was to come.
West Mountain Mormons attended church in a Payson ward until January 16, 1949, when the West Ward was created with Abner Baird as Bishop. Delphin S. Hiatt was the second Bishop and under his direction the West Ward Chapel was built. West Ward members concentrated their efforts in cash and labor and on April 25, 1954 this chapel was dedicated by Elder Richard L. Evans.
West Mountain has seen many changes since the Ancient Indians and early pioneers settled the land. There presently exists
Erected 1999 by Eagle Scout project by Adam Dunn.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is January 16, 1949.
Location. 40° 2.407′ N, 111° 46.736′ W. Marker is in West Mountain, Utah, in Utah County. Marker can be reached from West 10400 South. Marker is in park behind church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5237 West 10400 South, Payson UT 84651, 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. Our Pioneers (approx. 2.1 miles away); S.W. Corner of Payson Pioneer Fort (approx. 2.3 miles away); N.W. Corner of Payson Pioneer Fort (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Walker War (approx. 2.4 miles away); Payson City Library (approx. 2˝ miles away); Dominguez y Escalante Expedition (approx. 2˝ miles away); Samuel Douglass House (approx. 2˝ miles away); The John Dixon House (approx. 2˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.