Near Central in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Mountain Meadows Massacre
During the siege, fifteen emigrant men were killed in the fighting while trying to escape. Then late Friday afternoon, September 11th, the emigrants were persuaded to give up their weapons and leave their corralled wagons in exchange for a promise of safe passage to Cedar City. Under heavy guard, they made their way out of the encirclement. When they were all out of the corral and some of them more than a mile up the valley, they were suddenly and without
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 37° 28.617′ N, 113° 37.9′ W. Marker is near Central, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Highway 18. Touch for map. There is a marked parking area just off the highway and then a foot path that leads you to the plaque. Marker is in this post office area: Central UT 84722, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1990 Mountain Meadows Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burial Sites (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Spanish Trail and The California Road (within shouting distance Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Mountain Meadows Massacre (approx. ¾ mile away); American Legion Hiatt-Hunt Post 80 (approx. 7.8 miles away); Hannah Louise Leavitt Terry (approx. 7.8 miles away); Eliza Jane Pulsipher Terry (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Central.
Regarding The Mountain Meadows Massacre. In June 2011, the Mountain Meadows Site was designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Mountain Meadows Association. (Submitted on December 26, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,875 times since then and 90 times this year. Last updated on September 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 4. submitted on September 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.