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Downey in Bannock County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Captain Jefferson Hunt, Soldier, Pioneer, Churchman

Born January 20, 1804 in Kentucky - Died May 11, 1879 in Idaho

 
 
Captain Jefferson Hunt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By G Cascio, August 12, 2011
1. Captain Jefferson Hunt Marker
Inscription.  Charles Jefferson Hunt served in the Mormon Battalion as Captain of Company “A” and as assistant executive officer. In its historic march from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego, California, 1846 - 47. His service won the commendation of all who served with him.

Under appointment by President Brigham Young in 1851, Captain Hunt was guide for the pioneers to San Bernadino, California. His pioneering service included also Provo, Parowan, and Huntsville. (Which bears his name) in Utah and Oxford, Idaho. A convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints He was loyal, obedient and faithful to the end.
 
Erected 1950 by Descendants of Captain Hunt and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 119.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mormon Battalion, and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 42° 21.267′ 
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N, 112° 2.933′ W. Marker is in Downey, Idaho, in Bannock County. Marker is on State Highway 91, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Downey ID 83234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Rock Pass (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Cabin (approx. 6˝ miles away); Settlement of Oxford (approx. 6.8 miles away); Stage Coach Station (approx. 11 miles away); Bidwell/Bartleson Trail - Small Brook (approx. 12.6 miles away); The Shoshone (approx. 15.7 miles away); The Earth Will Remember (approx. 15.7 miles away); A Battle Becomes a Massacre (approx. 15.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downey.
 
Also see . . .  Biography and Photos of Captain Jefferson Hunt and Family. (Submitted on October 31, 2011.)
 
Captain Jefferson Hunt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By G Cascio, August 12, 2011
2. Captain Jefferson Hunt Marker
Stairway Leading to the Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By G Cascio, August 12, 2011
3. Stairway Leading to the Monument
The marker can be seen in the background to the left of the steps.
Captain Jefferson Hunt Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By G Cascio, August 12, 2011
4. Captain Jefferson Hunt Family Cemetery
Located behind the hill containing the monument is an old pioneer cemetery of the Hunt Family.
Captain Jefferson Hunt Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By G Cascio, August 12, 2011
5. Captain Jefferson Hunt Monument
Looking north on the hill to the monument and towards Downey. This hill is located by the Red Rock Pass.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2011, by Gwen Cascio of Logan, Utah. This page has been viewed 1,425 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 30, 2011, by Gwen Cascio of Logan, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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