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Nephi in Juab County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Early Schools

 
 
Early Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
1. Early Schools Marker
Inscription.  The first settlers arrived here in 1851. A one room building was erected and used for Church and School in 1852. Candice Smith and George Spencer and wife were teachers. In 1855 a schoolhouse was erected inside the fort and early teachers were: Martha Hayward, Thomas Ord, Andrew Love, Mary Ellen Love, John Chapman, Amy Bigler, and Martha Schofield. Later school was held in the Social Hall, and in 1894 Central School was completed. The bell on this marker was installed and used as curfew and to call the children to school.
 
Erected 1954 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 196.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 39° 42.973′ N, 111° 50.072′ W. Marker is in Nephi, Utah, in Juab County. Marker is on North 100 East Street north of East 500 North Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is in city park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nephi UT 84648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Early Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
2. Early Schools Marker
8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salt Creek Fort (here, next to this marker); Juab Co. Jail (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Old Mill Wheel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oscar M. Booth House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Burraston Ponds (approx. 5.6 miles away); Salt Creek Canyon Massacre (approx. 6.9 miles away); Mona Bicentennial Memorial Park (approx. 7 miles away); Old Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nephi.
 
Early Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
3. Early Schools Marker
Salt Creek Fort Marker and Early Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
4. Salt Creek Fort Marker and Early Schools Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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