Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Joseph City in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Old Fort

 
 
The Old Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 20, 2010
1. The Old Fort Marker
Inscription.  A group of colonists called by Brigham Young, under the leadership of William C. Allen settled here March 24, 1876. They erected a fort of cottonwood logs and mud on this site. It was first known as Allen's Camp. In 1878 the name was changed to St. Joseph, in honor of Joseph Smith the Mormon Prophet. The people occupied the fort for several years during which time they lived the United Order. In 1923 the name of the town was changed to Joseph City. It is the oldest Mormon community in Arizona.
Navajo County

 
Erected 1952 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 173.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 24, 1876.
 
Location. 34° 57.364′ N, 110° 19.275′ W. Marker is in Joseph City, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Main Street (Business Interstate 40) west of Allen Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Joseph City AZ 86032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers
The Old Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 20, 2010
2. The Old Fort Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wigwam Village #6 (approx. 9.4 miles away); Henry R. Holbrook (approx. 9.8 miles away); Navajo County Courthouse (approx. 10 miles away); Little Colorado River Bridge (approx. 10.1 miles away); Winslow – Toreva Highway (approx. 16 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History of Joseph City. An article by Legends of America giving the history of the settlement and highlighting a local business called The Jackrabbit Trading Post. (Submitted on September 30, 2010.) 
 
The Old Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 20, 2010
3. The Old Fort Marker
View west on Business-40
The Old Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 23, 2020
4. The Old Fort Marker
The marker is made out of petrified wood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 990 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on October 1, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on November 1, 2020, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=36386

Paid Advertisement
Jul. 29, 2021