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Riverton in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Riverton Tithing Yard Hill

 
 
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By Jack Duffy, August 21, 2010
1. Riverton Tithing Yard Hill Marker
Inscription.  In 1886, the Riverton Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints purchased choice land for a tithing yard from Samuel L. Howard Sr., located between 12400 and 12600 South, one mile northeast of this park. Members brought one tenth of their crops and animals for their tithing. Freeman R. Lloyd, first supervisor. On level ground was an office building, weight scales, a granary, large root cellar, haystacks, feed managers and barn. The cattle yard and pasture sloped to the Jordan River. Nov, 28, 1913, George W. Bills bought the ground and the tithing yard was closed after 27 years of usage.
 
Erected 1980 by Tithing Yard Hill Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 411.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCharity & Public WorkChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 40° 31.193′ N, 111° 56.008′ W. Marker is in Riverton, Utah, in Salt Lake County
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By Jack Duffy, August 21, 2010
2. Riverton Tithing Yard Hill Marker
. Marker can be reached from South 1500 West, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located within the Riverton City Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12700 South 1500 West, Riverton UT 84065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Riverton and the Magnificent Dome Church (within shouting distance of this marker); South Jordan Settlement (approx. 2.7 miles away); Rockwell Station (approx. 2.8 miles away); Thomas Butterfield (approx. 5 miles away); Fort Herriman (approx. 5.2 miles away); Mingo Smelter (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pioneer Rock Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Welby (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History of Riverton and the Tithing Yard. Early in Riverton's history, a branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized. Nicholas T. Silcock was named as the first branch president in 1870. In 1879 a meetinghouse was constructed of adobe brick on 1300 West at 13150 South. This building also served as a schoolhouse and a community meeting place for the small town. It was a large one-room structure which was later used as a blacksmith shop. Afterward it was remodeled and converted into a home. (Submitted on August 26, 2010.) 
 
Riverton Tithing Yard Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, August 21, 2010
3. Riverton Tithing Yard Hill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2010, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. This page has been viewed 1,267 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2010, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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