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Saint George in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Hardy House

 
 
The Hardy House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
1. The Hardy House Marker
Inscription. Built by Augustus Poore Hardy in 1871, this house, with classical Dixie dormers, has quite a history. Hardy was sheriff of St. George and was holding a man accused of murder. An armed group of vigilantes broke into the house and forced the keys from the sheriff. A bullet hole can still be seen in one of the doors. The prisoner was removed from the jail and hanged. Sheriff Hardy never got over the fact that a prisoner was taken from him.
 
Erected by St. George Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 37° 6.605′ N, 113° 35.042′ W. Marker is in Saint George, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is on St. George Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46 West St. George Boulevard, Saint George UT 84770, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gardeners Club (a few steps from this marker); The Sandstone Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jail House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigham Young Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gardeners’ Club Hall
The Hardy House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
2. The Hardy House Marker
(about 300 feet away); Pioneer Courthouse (about 300 feet away); St. George Social Hall “Opera House” (about 400 feet away); Erastus Snow's Big House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint George.
 
Also see . . .  Washington County Historical Society. Although the house contained only two rooms downstairs and a half-story upstairs for sleeping quarters, it had some claims to gentility. (Submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Hardy House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
3. The Hardy House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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