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

Fort Cedar

 
 
Fort Cedar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
1. Fort Cedar Marker
Inscription.  In November 1851, thirty-five men from Parowan settled Cedar City. A unique temporary encampment, composed of their wagon boxes and sage brush walls, sheltered them through the first winter. In 1853, a fort 100 rods square was built on this site. Its walls were 3 feet wide at the base, nine feet high and one foot wide on top. It covered 63 acres of ground. A city plat of 120 lots was laid out inside the walls. This monument stands on the south west corner of the fort, beside the John D. Lee Gate.
 
Erected 1956 by Camps, Iron Mission & Aunt Margaret - Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 222.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 37° 41.298′ N, 113° 4.787′ W. Marker is in Cedar City, Utah, in Iron County. Marker can be reached from West Industrial Road. Marker is about 100 yards north of Industrial Road, along a dirt path, on the west side of I-15.
Fort Cedar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
2. Fort Cedar Marker
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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Founding of Southern Utah University (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cedar City Historic Pioneer Cemetery Wall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Legacies of Iron County (approx. one mile away); The Ore Shovel (approx. one mile away); The Hay Derrick (approx. one mile away); The Caboose (approx. one mile away); Cedar City Railroad Depot (approx. 1.1 miles away); Deseret Iron Works (approx. 1.1 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 512 times since then and 20 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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