Pueblo in Pueblo County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Mormon Battalion
Property of the State of Colorado
A detachment of United States Soldiers of
The Mormon Battalion
in the Mexican War spent the
winter of 1846-47 near this site.
With their families and Mormon
immigrants from Mississippi they
formed a settlement of 275 persons.
They erected a church and rows of
dwellings of cottonwood logs.
Here were born the first
white children in Colorado.
Erected 1946 by the State Historical Society of Colorado from the Mrs. J. N. Hall Foundation and the Colorado members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and by citizens of Pueblo. (Marker Number 60.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado, and the Mormon Battalion marker series.
Location. 38° 15.349′ N, 104° 36.246′ W. Marker is in Pueblo, Colorado, in Pueblo County. Marker is at the intersection of Stanton Avenue and Locust Street, on the right when traveling north on Stanton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Stanton Avenue, Pueblo CO 81003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of Borderland - Pueblo / Railroads - Pueblo Country (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jacob Fowler's Lookout - Fountain City (approx. 0.9 miles away); Teresita Sandoval (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Pueblo (approx. 0.9 miles away); San Carlos de los Jupes (approx. 8 miles away); Pueblo - Trail Days / Industrial Frontier - Pinon County (approx. 13.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Mormon Battalion. (Submitted on July 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Churches, Etc. • Settlements & Settlers • War, Mexican-American •
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