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

Birthplace of Southern Utah

 
 
Birthplace of Southern Utah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
1. Birthplace of Southern Utah Marker
Inscription.
Welcome
to the Birthplace of Southern Utah
January 13, 1851

 
Location. 37° 50.183′ N, 112° 49.643′ W. Marker is in Parowan, Utah, in Iron County. Marker can be reached from South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Parowan Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 South Main Street, Parowan UT 84761, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southern Utah Expedition of 1849 (here, next to this marker); Memorial to Horace and Hannah Leavitt Fish (a few steps from this marker); Southern Expedition, 1849-1850 (a few steps from this marker); Parley P. Pratt (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spanish Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Paulina Eliza Phelps Lyman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William and Julia Lyman House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Public Works (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parowan.
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Birthplace of Southern Utah Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
2. Birthplace of Southern Utah Monument
Birthplace of Southern Utah Marker is directly below company leader George A. Smith holding flag.
Parowan, the Mother Town image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
3. Parowan, the Mother Town
Parowan is known as the "Mother Town of the Southwest" because many original and subsequent residents left Parowan to settle new communities in southern Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, California, Oregon and Wyoming.
The Founding of Iron County image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
4. The Founding of Iron County
"Iron we must have. We cannot well do without it," pronounced Mormon President Brigham Young as he called for the colonization of Iron County. The original boundaries of Iron County included a strip of territory approximately 100 miles from north to south and from the Rocky Mountains to the Sierra Nevada.
On January 16, 1851, on this site Iron County was organized and the first election was held for county officials and representative was elected to Legislature of the State of Deseret. The firing of the sow cannon signaled the closing of the polls.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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