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Near Hatch in Garfield County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Asay Settlement

 
 
Asay Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
1. Asay Settlement Marker
Inscription. About 1872 Joseph Asay with his family settled about 3/4 mile west and a little south of this spot. Soon other homesteaders settled in the locality. Tom Jessup and Dan LeRoy erected a water power saw mill. A shingle mill was also placed on the stream. In 1887 a post office was established, Jerome Asay P.M. Here he kept for sale some groceries and hardware items. A log house was built for church services, James Dutton and Isaac Asay served as presiding elders. The building was also used for school and social activities. In 1892 the people became part of the Mammoth Ward eight miles north. By 1900 Asay Town was abandoned, because of the short growing seasons and long hard winters.

Marble slab below marker
In memory of Asay town and those that are buried in the Asay Town Cemetery to the southwest of this monument.
Children of Jerome and Nancy Meeks Asay
Heber 2 Oct. 1881- 14 Oct. 1881
Eva 24 Dec. 1896 - 14 Feb. 1897
Infant son of Amos and Serepta Earl Asay
John William – 1890
Wife and baby of Elijah John Potter
Sarah E. Jolley Potter 22 Mar. 1876 - 14 Dec. 1891
Pearl 6 Dec. 1891 - 12 Oct. 1892
Daughter of Theodore R. and Mary Dutton Asay
Martha Eliza - 18 July 1893 - 27 Jan. 1894

 
Erected 1966 by
Marble slab below Asay Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
2. Marble slab below Asay Settlement Marker
Descendants of the town and the Five County Historical Committee. Beryl Sawyer and Effel H. Riggs local sponsors.
 
Location. 37° 35.271′ N, 112° 28.558′ W. Marker is near Hatch, Utah, in Garfield County. Marker is on U.S. 89 at milepost 111, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hatch UT 84735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hatch Ward Building and Bell (approx. 4.8 miles away); Settlement of Hatch (approx. 4.8 miles away); Podunk Guard Station (approx. 13.9 miles away); Red Canyon Tunnels (approx. 14.3 miles away); Butch Cassidy (approx. 14.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Asay Settlement and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
3. Asay Settlement and Cemetery Marker
Asay Settlement and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
4. Asay Settlement and Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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