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Elberta in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Elberta

 
 
Elberta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
1. Elberta Marker
Inscription. Elberta was originally established in the early 1900's as two seperate settlements Elberta and also Verda, four miles south of this location. The surrounding 15,000 acres were purchased in 1892 by Gilbert Payton and Ernest Rigdon with visions of a fruitful valley and an opportunity to make their fortune in mining. In 1907 Matthew B. Whitney purchased the project from Payton and Rigdon and named Elberta after the delicious Elberta peaches that were growing here.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.147′ N, 111° 57.366′ W. Marker is in Elberta, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on Utah Route 68 north of U.S. 6, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elberta UT 84626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Goshen Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Goshen's Historic Grist Mill Stone (approx. 2.9 miles away); Tintic Mining District (approx. 8.1 miles away); “Old” L.D.S. Church Meetinghouse (approx. 8.6 miles away); Eureka United Methodist Church
Elberta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
2. Elberta Marker
(approx. 8.6 miles away); Eureka Post Office (approx. 8.7 miles away); Union Pacific Railroad Depot (approx. 8.7 miles away); Eureka City Hall (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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