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

West Jordan

 
 
West Jordan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, August 2010
1. West Jordan Marker
Inscription. In 1848, Samuel Egbert, Horace Ensign and Thomas Butterfield and families settled here. In 1849-1850 the settlers built the first canal from the Jordan River, in 1851 Samuel Mulliner tanned the first leather, in 1851 Matthew Gaunt built the first woolen mill in the west, in 1863 General Patrick E. Conner organized the first mining company. The Jordan Smelter was built in 1870 by J.W. Kerr and Isadore Morris. Archibald and Robert Gardner built a saw mill and later a grist mill.
 
Erected 1941 by Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Archibald Gardner Camp. (Marker Number 79.)
 
Location. 40° 36.484′ N, 111° 55.506′ W. Marker is in West Jordan, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 7800 South (State Highway 48) and 1140 West. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the east side of the church building located just east of the West Jordan City Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1137 W 7800 South, West Jordan UT 84088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Jordan Pioneer Church (here, next to this marker); North Jordan Canal (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Jordan Settlement
West Jordan Marker and the West Jordon Pioneer Church image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, August 10, 2010
2. West Jordan Marker and the West Jordon Pioneer Church
Two markers are seen on the building. This marker is located on the far right corner of the building, and the "West Jordon Pioneer Church" marker is located to the right of the entrance door.
(about 400 feet away); Utah Idaho Sugar Factory (approx. 0.9 miles away); Salt Lake and Utah Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Old School House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mingo Smelter (approx. 2.3 miles away); South Jordan Settlement (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Jordan.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
West Jordan Pioneer Church Building image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, August 10, 2010
3. West Jordan Pioneer Church Building
West Jordan Pioneer Church is Now Called Pioneer Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 24, 2010
4. West Jordan Pioneer Church is Now Called Pioneer Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2010, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then and 87 times this year. Last updated on August 29, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2010, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah.   4. submitted on August 29, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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