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Nephi in Juab County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Salt Creek Fort

 
 
Salt Creek Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
1. Salt Creek Fort Marker
Inscription. Completed in November 1854 by the Pioneers of Salt Creek (Nephi) for protection against Indians. The inclosure was 3 blocks square, from 1st West to 2nd East and from 1st North to 2nd South Streets. Markers have been placed at the corners. The original wall, composed of gravel, mud and straw, was 12 feet high, 6 feet wide at bottom and 2 1/2 feet wide at top, 420 rods in length. Gates were provided in the north and the south walls. This section of the original wall was removed to this site for preservation, November 7, 1933.
 
Erected 1934 by Fort Wall Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 42.974′ N, 111° 50.07′ W. Marker is in Nephi, Utah, in Juab County. Marker is on North 100 East Street north of East 500 North Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in city park. Marker is in this post office area: Nephi UT 84648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Schools (here, next to this marker); Juab Co. Jail (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Old Mill Wheel
Salt Creek Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
2. Salt Creek Fort Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Oscar M. Booth House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Burraston Ponds (approx. 5.6 miles away); Salt Creek Canyon Massacre (approx. 6.9 miles away); Mona Bicentennial Memorial Park (approx. 7 miles away); Old Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nephi.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Salt Creek Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
3. Salt Creek Fort Marker
Salt Creek Fort Marker and Early Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
4. Salt Creek Fort Marker and Early Schools Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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