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Richmond in Cache County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Richmond Fort

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
1. Richmond Fort Marker
Inscription. In July 1859 under the leadership of John Bair, (interpreter and guide) sixteen families settled here, built log cabins and dugouts between City Creek and Brower Springs. The following Spring other families arrived and a permanent fort was built for protection against Indians. The fort consisted of two rows of houses running east and west facing each other, with corrals and sheds for livestock back of the homes. This monument, built in honor of the pioneers of 1859 and 1860, marks the southwest corner of the fort which ran 3000 feet east by 465 feet north,
 
Erected 1936 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, James Hendricks Camp. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 55.318′ N, 111° 48.841′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Utah, in Cache County. Marker is on South 200 West (U.S. 91 at milepost 40) near West Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 58 South 200 West, Richmond UT 84333, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. S. Milton and Alba C. Webb House (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Ira Elias Merrill
Richmond Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
2. Richmond Fort Marker
(approx. 6 miles away); Idaho's Oldest Town (approx. 6.4 miles away in Idaho); The Birthplace of Samuel P. Cowley (approx. 6 miles away in Idaho); Franklin's Pioneer School House 1860 (approx. 6.6 miles away in Idaho); Franklin Relic Hall - 1937 (approx. 6.6 miles away in Idaho); FCMI Store 1858 (approx. 6.6 miles away in Idaho); Franklin Historic District (approx. 6.6 miles away in Idaho).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 115 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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