“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wayne County, Utah

Clickable Map of Wayne County, Utah and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Wayne County, UT (18) Emery County, UT (26) Garfield County, UT (37) Grand County, UT (27) Piute County, UT (5) San Juan County, UT (47) Sevier County, UT (30)  WayneCounty(18) Wayne County (18)  EmeryCounty(26) Emery County (26)  GarfieldCounty(37) Garfield County (37)  GrandCounty(27) Grand County (27)  PiuteCounty(5) Piute County (5)  SanJuanCounty(47) San Juan County (47)  SevierCounty(30) Sevier County (30)
Loa is the county seat for Wayne County
Adjacent to Wayne County, Utah
      Emery County (26)  
      Garfield County (37)  
      Grand County (27)  
      Piute County (5)  
      San Juan County (47)  
      Sevier County (30)  
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1 Utah, Wayne County, Bicknell — 44 — Relief Society Hall
Built by the women of Thurber under the leadership of Sarah Gardner Meeks, President; Mary H. Bullard, 1st Counsellor; Eliza Jane Brinkerhoff, Amanda Haws Durfey, 2nd Counsellors; Viola Cutler Brinkerhoff, Secretary; Mary A. Gardner, Asst. . . . Map (db m138408) HM
2 Utah, Wayne County, Fruita — A Community's CornerstoneFruita Schoolhouse
An original marker was replaced prior to 2018. This modest building played a significant role in the Fruita community. Built in 1896, this one-room schoolhouse was Fruita's only public structure. Besides being their only school, it . . . Map (db m39216) HM
3 Utah, Wayne County, Fruita — Behunin Cabin
The modest home before you stands as a reminder of the hardships of early settlers. The desire to exercise religious freedom and create new self-sufficient communities ultimately led many Mormon settlers to the remote part of Utah. This one-room . . . Map (db m147538) HM
4 Utah, Wayne County, Loa — "Tragedy in the Desert"
On Wednesday, July 14, 1943, an Army-Air Force Lockheed AT-18A with a crew of six was in flight from Mather Field, Sacramento, California, to Peterson Field Colorado Springs, Colorado, when it came apart mid air killing all crewmembers aboard and . . . Map (db m139933) HM WM
5 Utah, Wayne County, Loa — 271 — Allred Point
Early in 1876 Andrew Jackson Allred was called by Brigham Young to lead a group of settlers into Rabbit Valley, including ten members of the Allred family, W.W. Morrel and son Silas, William and Henry Maxfield. They built their homes east of Fremont . . . Map (db m138059) HM
6 Utah, Wayne County, Loa — 396 — First Wayne Stake Tithing Office
Built in 1897, at a cost of $1,000, by Peter Christensen who fired the brick in a kiln between Lyman and Horsevalley Ranch. Benjamin F. Brown carved the wood decorations. Used only as a tithing office as long as offerings were paid in produce. It . . . Map (db m138403) HM
7 Utah, Wayne County, Loa — N-831 — Loa Tithing OfficeUtah Historic Site
Built in 1897, the Loa Tithing Office is historically significant as one of 32 well preserved tithing buildings in Utah that were part of the successful "in kind" tithing system of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Mormons) between . . . Map (db m138404) HM
8 Utah, Wayne County, Loa — Loa, Utah
Loa townsite was named in 1876, after Mauna Loa, the beautiful 13,000 foot high volcanic mountain on the Island of Hawaii, by Franklin Wheeler Young, a missionary to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) in 1856, and was dedicated by Patriarch Elias Hicks . . . Map (db m138402) HM
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9 Utah, Wayne County, Lyman — 242 — First Public Building
In the year 1878 William Wilson Morrell and William Taylor erected this structure, the first public building in Wayne County. It was 20x30 feet, built of logs, and used by the people of Fremont community as a church, school house, and public meeting . . . Map (db m138401) HM
10 Utah, Wayne County, Lyman — 393 — Fremont Park
In 1853, Lt. Colonel John C. Fremont mapped a new trail and made daily astronomical observations from Green River to Parowan, Utah. In his party of 22 were: S.N. Carvalho, artist and daguerreotypist, Mr. Von Egloffstein, topographer with assistants . . . Map (db m138061) HM
11 Utah, Wayne County, Lyman — The First Grave
David Sabin Young June 2, 1878 Son of Franklin and Marie Young Franklin gave the land to the town for a cemetery Map (db m138405) HM
12 Utah, Wayne County, Lyman — 414 — The First Sawmill
In 1877 William Wilson Morrell brought a water powered sawmill into Rabbit Valley (Fremont) from Kamas, Utah. The mill was located near Mill Meadows, three miles northeast of Fremont, and was operated successfully for several years by William, his . . . Map (db m138399) HM
13 Utah, Wayne County, Teasdale — 185 — First Public Building
In 1882 the first settlers came to Teasdale, formerly called Bullberry. In 1885 land was purchased by the L.D.S. Church for $9.99 upon which they built the first public building in the settlement. George Coleman was the first presiding Elder and . . . Map (db m147483) HM
14 Utah, Wayne County, Teasdale — 522 — Nielsen Grist Mill
The Nielsen Grist Mill is located at the foot of Thousand Lake Mountain on the edge of scenic country referred to by ancient Indians as "The Land of Sleeping Rainbow." Constructed around 1893 for Hans Peter Nielsen by his son-in-law, Niels Hansen, . . . Map (db m142655) HM
15 Utah, Wayne County, Teasdale — Tarlton Lewis1805-1890
LDS convert of 1836 – Wounded in massacre at Haun's Mill, Missouri, 1838 – Moved to Illinois – Set apart as Bishop of Nauvoo 4th Ward and helped to build Nauvoo Temple – Captain of fifty in first Pioneer Company to enter Salt . . . Map (db m147481) HM
16 Utah, Wayne County, Torrey — Building a CommunityHistoric Torrey
From Water to Electricity Fremont River water also powered Torrey's first electricity, which arrived in 1929. Recalling those days, Torrey resident Clay Robinson wrote, "When January rolled around the night temperatures often dropped below . . . Map (db m142665) HM
17 Utah, Wayne County, Torrey — Torrey Log Church and SchoolhouseUtah Historic Site
The Torrey Log Church/Schoolhouse, completed in 1898, is locally significant as the first church building and the first school building in the pioneer community of Torrey, settled in the 1890s. After a new multi-use building with classrooms was . . . Map (db m142664) HM
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18 Utah, Wayne County, Torrey — 494 — Torrey Log School and Church
On September 18, 1898, construction began on the Torrey log church, later used also as a school. Local settlers furnished labor, cash, and materials for this unique log structure with its steep hip roof, flared eaves, square bell tower on the entry . . . Map (db m142663) HM
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Dec. 1, 2023