Fort Buenaventura (1845)
Browns's Fort (1850)
In 1847 Captain James Brown, a member of the “Mormon Battalion”, bought the property from Miles Goodyear, who eventually ended up in the California gold fields. Subsequent flooding necessitated relocating and constructing a new facility known as Brown’s Fort, south and east to a site at approximately 29th Street in the railroad yards. One of the Goodyear cabins was saved and ultimately moved to the Daughter of Utah Pioneer’s Museum site on Ogden’s Tabernacle Square, where it has been restored. The cabin is known as the oldest permanent residence in Utah.
The City that grew from this settlement was later named “Ogden” in honor of Peter Skene Ogden, who had trapped fur in the area.
Erected 1998 by Weber County Heritage Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles
Location. 41° 12.89′ N, 111° 59.39′ W. Marker is in Ogden, Utah, in Weber County. Marker is located directly in front of the Fort Buenaventura replica. The replica is 400 feet west of the parking lot at Fort Buenaventura Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2450 A Avenue, Ogden UT 84401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ogden City Wall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ogden Union Depot (approx. 0.7 miles away); French Boxcar (approx. ¾ mile away); Major Drug Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Watkins Grocery and Cranshaw Photography (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nicholas Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Belmont Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Harry Jordan’s Cigar Shop (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogden.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2021, by Jacob Oscarson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2021, by Jacob Oscarson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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