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Richfield in Sevier County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Omni – Richfield

 
 
Fort Omni – Richfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Fort Omni – Richfield Marker
Inscription. Near this spot in 1865 a rock fort was built as a protection from Indians. It was a cooperative project. Each man who owned a city lot built one rod of the wall which was 3 l/2 feet at base, 12 feet high, 1 foot at top. There were portholes at intervals, wooden gates on east side. Men stood guard at all times. They gave signals, using a white flag by day and a drum by night. After 1878 the bell atop this monument hung in Academy Hall. It rang for church, school, and other occasions.
 
Erected 1965 by Central Sevier County, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 306.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 46.018′ N, 112° 5.27′ W. Marker is in Richfield, Utah, in Sevier County. Marker is on West 100 South 0.2 miles west of South Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richfield UT 84701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Academy Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Richfield Presbyterian Church and School (approx. mile away); Richfield Carnegie Library
Fort Omni – Richfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Fort Omni – Richfield Marker
(approx. mile away); Richfield Pioneers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Lime Kiln (approx. 1.8 miles away); Glenwood United Order (approx. 5.2 miles away); ZCMI Co-Op Building 1878-1930 / Glenwood Cooperative Mercantile (approx. 5.3 miles away); Elsinore (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richfield.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Fort Omni – Richfield Marker and Bell Tower image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Fort Omni – Richfield Marker and Bell Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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