Near Central in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
1990 Mountain Meadows Monument
In the valley below,
between September 7 and 11, 1857,
a company of more than 120 Arkansas emigrants
led by Captain John T. Baker and Captain Alexander Fancher
was attacked while en route to California.
This event is known in history as the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
Erected 1990 by the State of Utah and the families and friends of those involved and those who died.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 37° 28.633′ N, 113° 37.925′ W. Marker is near Central, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Utah Route 18 at milepost 30.5. Touch for map. There is a parking area just off the highway and then a 200 yard path that leads to the monument. 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. The Old Spanish Trail and The California Road (a few steps from this marker); The Burial Sites (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mountain Meadows Massacre (within shouting distance of this Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial (approx. 0.6 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.
More about this marker. The site is also known as Dan Sill Hill.
In June 2011, the Mountain Meadows Site was designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers •
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