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Ephraim in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Old Fort

 
 
The Old Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. The Old Fort Marker
Inscription. Near this spot February 7, 1854, twenty-five men organized in military order, began the construction of a small fort for protection from the Indians. The walls, made of rock were seven feet high, almost two feet thick, and formed the outer wall of the homes of thirty-nine families. The fort enclosed one and one-half acres of land with a gate at the west side, a Post Office in the south, and Tithing Office in the northwest corner. It was completed in March 1854.
 
Erected 1954 by Ephraim Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 201.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 21.69′ N, 111° 35.17′ W. Marker is in Ephraim, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is on East 100 North Street east of North Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ephraim UT 84627, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ephraim Co-op Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ephraim Relief Society Granary (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Ephraim (about 500 feet away, measured
The Old Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. The Old Fort Marker
in a direct line); Canute Peterson House (about 600 feet away); Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty (about 600 feet away); John Dorius, Jr., House and Barn (about 600 feet away); Snow Academy Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ephraim Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ephraim.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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