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

Moroni Fort and Bastion

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
1. Moroni Fort and Bastion Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1865 on order of General D.H. Wells to protect the settlers during the Black Hawk War. The fort covered the present City Hall Block and westward with 12 ft. rock walls supporting cabins along the inside. The bastion stood on the Lincoln School Lots. Its walls 3 x 16 ft. held port holes which gave a view of the entire valley. In 1866, when near-by settlers were ordered to move into the fort, Fountain Green occupied the N.E. section; Wales, the West side; and Moroni, the remainder.
 
Erected 1951 by Moroni Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 161.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 31.419′ N, 111° 35.265′ W. Marker is in Moroni, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is at the intersection of South 200 West Street and West 100 South Street, on the right when traveling south on South 200 West Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the northwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Moroni UT 84646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. ZCMI Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spring City (approx. 5.8 miles away);
Moroni Fort and Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
2. Moroni Fort and Bastion Marker
Sandstrom's Pool and Dance Hall (approx. 5.8 miles away); Lyceum Theater (approx. 5.8 miles away); Spring City Confectionery (approx. 5.8 miles away); William Ford House (approx. 5.8 miles away); City Hall (approx. 5.8 miles away); Old Firehouse (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Moroni Fort and Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
3. Moroni Fort and Bastion Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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