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

Moroni Fort and Bastion

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
1. Moroni Fort and Bastion Marker
Inscription.  Erected in 1865 on order of General D.H. Wells to protect the settlers during the Black Hawk War. The fort covered the present City Hall Block and westward with 12 ft. rock walls supporting cabins along the inside. The bastion stood on the Lincoln School Lots. Its walls 3 x 16 ft. held port holes which gave a view of the entire valley. In 1866, when near-by settlers were ordered to move into the fort, Fountain Green occupied the N.E. section; Wales, the West side; and Moroni, the remainder.
 
Erected 1951 by Moroni Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 161.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 39° 31.419′ N, 111° 35.265′ W. Marker is in Moroni, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is at the intersection of South 200 West Street and West 100 South Street, on the right when traveling south on South 200 West Street. Marker is on the
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By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
2. Moroni Fort and Bastion Marker
northwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moroni UT 84646, 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. ZCMI Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Coal Mine in Utah (approx. 3.6 miles away); Spring City (approx. 5.8 miles away); Behunin-Beck House (approx. 5.8 miles away); Sandstrom's Pool and Dance Hall (approx. 5.8 miles away); Lyceum Theater (approx. 5.8 miles away); Spring City Confectionery (approx. 5.8 miles away); Spring City Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Moroni Fort and Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
3. Moroni Fort and Bastion Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 301 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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