Riverton in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Riverton Tithing Yard Hill
Erected 1980 by Tithing Yard Hill Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 411.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 40° 31.193′ N, 111° 56.008′ W. Marker is in Riverton, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from South 1500 West, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located within the Riverton City Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12700 South 1500 West, Riverton UT 84065, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Riverton and the Magnificent Dome Church South Jordan Settlement (approx. 2.7 miles away); Thomas Butterfield (approx. 5 miles away); Fort Herriman (approx. 5.2 miles away); Mingo Smelter (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pioneer Rock Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Welby (approx. 5.6 miles away); Utah Idaho Sugar Factory (approx. 6 miles away).
Also see . . . History of Riverton and the Tithing Yard. Early in Riverton's history, a branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized. Nicholas T. Silcock was named as the first branch president in 1870. In 1879 a meetinghouse was constructed of adobe brick on 1300 West at 13150 South. This building also served as a schoolhouse and a community meeting place for the small town. It was a large one-room structure which was later used as a blacksmith shop. Afterward it was remodeled and converted into a home. (Submitted on August 26, 2010.)
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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 1,083 times since then and 43 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.