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

English Fort

 
 
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By Jack Duffy, December 4, 2010
1. English Fort Marker
Inscription. In 1853 the settlers west of the Jordan River were advised by President Brigham Young to build a fort, to protect them from Indians. Thick walls of rock and adobe, with one gate surrounded two acres of land. Adobe partitions separated dwellings that faced a central area containing a combined church and school, and a well of brackish water. The Fort was located north of the present site of Taylorsville Cemetery. The foundation of this marker is built of rock from pioneer homes of this community.
English Fort Camp.

 
Erected 1941 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 82.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 40.233′ N, 111° 56.317′ W. Marker is in Taylorsville, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on South Redwood Road (Utah Route 68) 0.1 miles north of Conifer Way, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. On the grounds of Taylorsville Cemetery near Independent Professional Services. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City UT 84123, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millrace (approx. 1.3
English Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, December 4, 2010
2. English Fort Marker
miles away); Carlisle Family Historical Marker (approx. 1˝ miles away); Major General George P. Holm (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Old School House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pony Express Station (approx. 3.3 miles away); Murray Smelting (approx. 3.3 miles away); West Jordan Industry (approx. 4.3 miles away); West Jordan Settlement (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylorsville.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionForts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2011, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. This page has been viewed 604 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2011, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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