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Cedar City in Iron County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Irontown

 
 
Old Irontown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tyler Thorsted, October 22, 2017
1. Old Irontown Marker
Inscription.  Established 1868 by Ebenezer Hanks and others who organized the Great Western Iron Manufacturing Co., a cooperative enterprise. Officers were E. Hanks, President, Homer Duncan, Vice President, Seth M. Blair, Secretary. 800 pounds of iron of good quality was produced each 8 hours, the plant running day and night.
The enterprise was taken over in 1883 by the Iron Manufacturing Co. of Utah, with George Q. Cannon, President, Thomas Taylor, Vice President and Manager, John C. Cutler, Secretary. A railroad was moved here from Nevada to haul coal from Cedar Canyon to "Little Pinto" the name given this townsite.
 
Erected 1936 by Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association and Members of Parowan Stake. (Marker Number 60.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 37° 35.977′ N, 113° 26.962′ W. Marker is in Cedar
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City, Utah, in Iron County. Marker can be reached from Iron Town Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located near the Old Iron Town Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cedar City UT 84720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Blacksmith Shop (approx. 6.7 miles away); Jefferson Hunt (approx. 8.8 miles away); New Harmony (approx. 11.4 miles away); Military Training Camp Site (approx. 11˝ miles away); Mountain Meadows Massacre (approx. 12.6 miles away); The Surviving Children (approx. 13.1 miles away); A Senator's Recollection (approx. 13.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Mountain Meadows Massacre (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Old Irontown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tyler Thorsted, October 22, 2017
2. Old Irontown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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