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Near Palominas in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mormon Battalion

 
 
Mormon Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 4, 2020
1. Mormon Battalion Marker
Inscription.  
First Crossing
of the
San Pedro River
Dec 9, 1846

Monument re-erected
by
Eagle Scout
Matt Szymeczek
Troop #436

Dedicated May 13, 2000
By Sierra Vista AZ Stake
LDS Church

 
Erected 2000 by Eagle Scout Matt Szymeczek Troop #436.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Mormon Battalion series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 13, 2000.
 
Location. 31° 22.515′ N, 110° 6.826′ W. Marker is near Palominas, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker can be reached from Arizona Route 92 at milepost 340. Marker is 0.3 mi south of highway 92 on the west bank of the San Pedro River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hereford AZ 85615, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lehner Mammoth Kill Site (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Coronado Expedition, 1540-42 (approx. 8˝ miles away); United States Border Station
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(approx. 10.2 miles away); Bisbee Golf Club (approx. 10.4 miles away); Mule Pass (approx. 11.6 miles away); Mormon Battalion Campsite (approx. 12.4 miles away); Copper Queen Plaza (approx. 12.6 miles away); Phelps Dodge General Office Building (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. A similar marker with the inscription: Mormon Battalion; LDS Church; Dec 9, 1846; First Camp on; San Pedro; Bear – Anteploe; in area; Erected 1960; by Troop 14.
This Marker was located on Arizona Route 92 at milepost 340 and, was removed in 2000 when Route 92 was widened.
 
Mormon Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 4, 2020
2. Mormon Battalion Marker
San Pedro River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 4, 2020
3. San Pedro River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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