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Sterling in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Sterling

 
 
Sterling Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Sterling Marker
Inscription.  First Walker War casualty, Peter Ludvigson, was killed by Indians in 1865, three miles south of Sterling. Wm. D. and Daniel B. Funk located on Six-Mile Creek in 1872; dug irrigation ditches for farming. Families came later. A Manti branch of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in 1874. Wm. B. Petty, president. Dixon & Bunts operated first store. Samuel T. Kenner, M.D. was first school teacher. Jane Snow, Catherine Edwards, Fanny Kenner were midwives.
 
Erected 1978 by Camp Arropeen, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 403.)
 
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 1865.
 
Location. 39° 11.598′ N, 111° 41.558′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Center Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sterling UT 84665, 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
Sterling Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Sterling Marker
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flies. Funk's Lake (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pettyville Pioneers (approx. 0.4 miles away); L.R. & Clara Anderson House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Mayfield Centennial (approx. 5½ miles away); The First Presbyterian Church of Manti (approx. 5.7 miles away); Big Fort (approx. 5.8 miles away); Manti Carnegie Library (approx. 5.8 miles away); Cox-Shoemaker-Parry House (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sterling.
 
Sterling Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Sterling Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022