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Pleasant Grove in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Pleasant Grove Fort

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. Old Pleasant Grove Fort Marker
Inscription.  In 1853 because of Indian troubles, Brigham Young instructed the people to build forts for protection. A two foot six inch rock wall from three to five feet high, four city blocks square, was built here.
Private homes faced the center of the Fort. In the center four blocks were situated the barns and a community corral. The culinary water was flumed in.
This monument stands at the southeast corner of the Fort. The other corners are also marked.
 
Erected 1958 by Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association, and Explorer Scouts Timpanogos District B.S.A. (Marker Number 133.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 40° 21.612′ N, 111° 44.152′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Grove, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is at the intersection of South 300 East and East 300 South, on the right when traveling south on South 300 East. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasant Grove UT 84062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
2. Old Pleasant Grove Fort Marker
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are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the First Settlement of Pleasant Grove (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winter Corral (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Skirmish at Pleasant Grove (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pleasant Grove Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jeppa and Anna Nelson Granary (approx. ¼ mile away); Pioneer Flour Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Pioneer Relic Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Utah’s First Indian Battle (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Grove.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Old Pleasant Grove Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
3. Old Pleasant Grove Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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