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Franklin in Franklin County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Old Fort of Franklin

 
 
Old Fort of Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
1. Old Fort of Franklin Marker
Inscription. Franklin, the first permanent Anglo-Saxon settlement in Idaho, was settled in 1860 by a group of Mormon Pioneer families from Utah. The fort in which they first lived was erected for protection against Indians, men standing guard outside at night for the safety of their families, livestock and possessions. The northwest corner of the old fort was situated 50 feet southwest from here. During the summer of 1860, homes were erected outside the fort and within the enclosure a school house was built.
 
Erected 1946 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Ellen Wright Camp. (Marker Number 93.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 1.086′ N, 111° 48.27′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Idaho, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of North State Street (U.S. 91) and Parkinson Road, on the left when traveling north on North State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 North State Street, Franklin ID 83237, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin's Pioneer School House 1860 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Birthplace of Samuel P. Cowley
Old Fort of Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
2. Old Fort of Franklin Marker
(about 700 feet away); Franklin Relic Hall - 1937 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); ZCMI Co-op Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); FCMI Store 1858 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hatch House (approx. mile away); Lorenzo Hill Hatch & John Doney Houses (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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