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Fillmore in Millard County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fillmore Pioneer Fort

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2013
1. Fillmore Pioneer Fort Marker
Inscription. This marks the Southwest corner of the Fort, built in October and November 1851 as protection from Indians, by first 17 families under direction of Anson Call, Jesse W. Fox, surveyor. About 2 city blocks in size, the front wall 8 to 10 feet high was built of cobblestones, other walls of mud, straw and rocks. The East wall followed the foot hills in circular form. Fort walls were used as back walls of homes. Mail station, Church, School, recreation grounds, gardens, and corral were within and Chalk Creek ran through the Fort.
 
Erected 1935 by East Millard County Company, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 58.124′ N, 112° 19.409′ W. Marker is in Fillmore, Utah, in Millard County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East Center Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Fillmore UT 84631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Utah’s First Capitol (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Land of the Yuta
Fillmore Pioneer Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2013
2. Fillmore Pioneer Fort Marker
(about 700 feet away); Little Rock Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Partridge, Jr. House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Capitol (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dominguez - Escalante Trail (approx. ¾ mile away); Fillmore's Adobe Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Chief Walkara (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fillmore.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Fillmore Pioneer Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2013
3. Fillmore Pioneer Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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