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Hatch in Garfield County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Settlement of Hatch

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
1. Settlement of Hatch Marker
Inscription.  In 1872 Meltiar Hatch settled at the head of the Sevier River, near the junction of Mammoth and Asay Creeks. He engaged in stock raising and operated a water-power saw mill. Soon other settlers came. Land was surveyed and irrigation ditches dug. Lime was burned by Neils P. Clove. First school was in the Hatch home, Abram Workman teacher. 1888 the Asay post office was transferred to Hatch, Neils Ivor Clove, Postmaster. In 1892 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized Mammoth Ward, Aaron Asay, Bishop. 1899 the Ward name was changed to Hatch. 1901 to 1904, the town was moved to the present site under leadership of Bishop Rosmus Lynn.

Written on cabin: Represents first public building erected about 1890
 
Erected 1964 by Camp Hatch, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 292.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 37° 38.979′ N, 112° 26.077′ 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
2. Settlement of Hatch Marker
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W. Marker is in Hatch, Utah, in Garfield County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Center Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 South Main Street, Hatch UT 84735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hatch Ward Building and Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Asay Settlement (approx. 4.8 miles away); Podunk Guard Station (approx. 9.2 miles away); Red Canyon Tunnels (approx. 9.7 miles away); Butch Cassidy (approx. 9.8 miles away); The Panguitch Quilt Walk History (approx. 12 miles away); A Little Panguitch History (approx. 12 miles away); Panguitch Fort (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hatch.
 
Settlement of Hatch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
3. Settlement of Hatch Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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