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Near Cedar City in Iron County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hamilton Fort

 
 
Hamilton Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
1. Hamilton Fort Marker
Inscription.  In 1852 Peter Shirts located a ranch on Sidon Creek, later known as Shirts Creek. He offered John Hamilton half the water to come and settle there. Hamilton came with his family and Peter Fife. When Walker Indian War broke out they moved to Cedar City but returned in 1855. The three families built an adobe fort enclosing ¼ acre, 95 feet square, walls three feet thick; houses formed part of wall. Soon Jonathan Pugmire, Samuel White and others came. In 1869 a new location for Hamilton Fort was selected on the main thoroughfare.
 
Erected 1965 by Camps, Iron Mission & Aunt Margaret - Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 309.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 37° 37.703′ N, 113° 7.916′ W. Marker is near Cedar City, Utah, in Iron County. Marker is on West 2700 South 0.1 miles east of South Westview Drive, on the
Hamilton Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
2. Hamilton Fort Marker
left when traveling east. West 2700 South is also called I-15 Frontage Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cedar City UT 84721, 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. South Rim of the Great Basin (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Casting of the Lots (approx. 4 miles away); Old Brickyards (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Founding of Southern Utah University (approx. 4.6 miles away); Ellen (Nellie) Purcell Unthank (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fort Cedar (approx. 5 miles away); Cedar City Founder (approx. 5.1 miles away); Richard Harrison (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedar City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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