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South Jordan in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

South Jordan Settlement

 
 
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By Jack Duffy, August 21, 2010
1. South Jordan Settlement Marker
Inscription. In 1859, George A. Smith sold his Mexican Land Grant to Alexander Beckstead, who, with others, settled ½ mile to the south. They dug a five mile ditch from Jordan River, in operation since completed in 1863. Adobe Community House built, 1864. John Winward, first school teacher. In 1863, L.D.S. Branch organized, James Woods, Pres., succeeded by Wm. A. Bills, 1867, who became Bishop in 1877. Later, on this site, a 30 x 46 ft. granite-adobe chapel was erected also used for school and recreation. Far South County
 
Erected 1972 by Far South County, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 383.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 33.493′ N, 111° 55.236′ W. Marker is in South Jordan, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on South 1055 West, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is adjacent to (on the east side) of South Jordan City Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10600 South 1055 West, South Jordan UT 84095, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mingo Smelter (approx. 2.6 miles away); Riverton Tithing Yard Hill
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By Jack Duffy, August 21, 2010
2. South Jordan Settlement Marker
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Early Riverton and the Magnificent Dome Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); West Jordan Pioneer Church (approx. 3 miles away); West Jordan (approx. 3 miles away); West Jordan Settlement (approx. 3 miles away); North Jordan Canal (approx. 3 miles away); Utah Idaho Sugar Factory (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
South Jordan Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, August 21, 2010
3. South Jordan Settlement Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2010, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. This page has been viewed 848 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2010, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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