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Toquerville in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Toquerville

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
1. Toquerville Marker
Inscription.  In 1854 President Brigham Young sent scouts to locate sites for settlement. Indians living here called it Toquer (Meaning Black). In 1858 eight families were sent from New Harmony to colonize here. They named it Toquerville, which became the county seat of Kane County. Its principal industries were cotton, cane, grapes and fruit. They built the first cotton-gin mill in Utah and the first furniture shop in Dixie. The building that held the mill still stands.
 
Erected 1941 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers – Sarah Wills Camp. (Marker Number 81.)
 
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.
 
Location. 37° 15.283′ N, 113° 17.1′ W. Marker is in Toquerville, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Utah Route 17 and East Old Church Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 17. Marker is on the northeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toquerville UT 84774, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Toquerville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
2. Toquerville Marker
markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Toquer (here, next to this marker); In Honor of Chief Toquer (a few steps from this marker); La Verkin Canal (approx. 3.1 miles away); Southern Exploring Company – 1849 (approx. 3.7 miles away); La Verkin (approx. 3.9 miles away); Southern Exploring Company - 1849 (approx. 4.1 miles away); A Tale of Three Towns (approx. 4.2 miles away); From Schoolhouse to Town Hall (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toquerville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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