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Cedar City in Iron County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

First Cedar Encampment

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
1. First Cedar Encampment Marker
Inscription. Iron ore having been discovered at Iron Springs, Brigham Young called missionaries to Iron County to make iron. A militia of 35 men was organized in Parowan, Nov. 5, 1851, under Captain Henry Lunt. Part of the company left Nov. 10th in 11 wagons and camped overnight in Summit Creek. Late in the afternoon of Nov. 11th, after driving in a snowstorm, they took refuge in the cove of this knoll. They set their wagon boxes on the ground in a line, protected them with brush enclosures, and began building a stockade. Within two weeks, the remainder of the company arrived. They lived in the encampment throughout the winter, made many explorations and preparations necessary to manufacture iron, built a fort and homes on the Wm. H. Dame Survey to the west of the knoll and moved there April 1852. Other contingents of hand-picked immigrants were called periodically from England, Scotland and Wales to assist them.
 
Erected 1981 by Camps: Iron Mission, Coal Creek & Aunt Margaret Pryor - Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 418.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 42.022′ N, 113° 3.82′ W. Marker is in Cedar City, Utah, in Iron County
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By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
2. First Cedar Encampment Marker
. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and West 1325 North, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cedar City UT 84721, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cedar City Historic Pioneer Cemetery Wall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pioneer Iron Works Blast Furnace (approx. 1.1 miles away); Deseret Iron Works (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Cedar (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cedar City Railroad Depot (approx. 1.3 miles away); Escalante Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Heroine of China (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pioneer Stockman (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedar City.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
First Cedar Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
3. First Cedar Encampment Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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