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Cove Fort in Beaver County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Cove Fort

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
1. Cove Fort Marker
Inscription. Completed April 12, 1867, by direction of Brigham Young, with L.D.S. Church funds, as a travelers way station and refuge from Indians. Ira N. Hinckley built and maintained it as a hostelry and residence until 1877. A well within the fort provided culinary water. Cove Creek supplied irrigation. One of its 12 original room s was used as a telegraph station. Early in 1861 Charles Willden built 3 rooms and a dugout, known as Willden's Fort. This was a convenient campsite for President Young and other travelers.

Plaque below marker:
Cove Fort
The Cove Fort Marker was originally mounted in 1935 on the outside wall of the fort near the entrance. It was removed and kept in storage in the 1990s when Cove Fort was restored. The marker was relocated here in 2007 by the Sally Kanosh Camp.
 
Erected 1935 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 36.087′ N, 112° 34.824′ W. Marker is in Cove Fort, Utah, in Beaver County. Marker can be reached from Utah Route 161 one mile north of Interstate 70. Touch for map. Marker is at the north entrance to the parking
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By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
2. Cove Fort Marker
lot for Cove Fort visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Beaver UT 84713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Willden (a few steps from this marker); Kanosh (approx. 15.9 miles away); 1867 Chief Kanosh Memorial 1976 (approx. 15.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
3. Cove Fort Marker
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By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
4. Cove Fort Marker
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By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
5. Cove Fort
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By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
6. Cove Fort
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By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
7. Cove Fort
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 20, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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