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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ephraim, Utah

 
Clickable Map of Sanpete County, Utah and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Sanpete County, UT (67) Carbon County, UT (39) Emery County, UT (26) Juab County, UT (26) Millard County, UT (33) Sevier County, UT (30) Utah County, UT (112)  SanpeteCounty(67) Sanpete County (67)  CarbonCounty(39) Carbon County (39)  EmeryCounty(26) Emery County (26)  JuabCounty(26) Juab County (26)  MillardCounty(33) Millard County (33)  SevierCounty(30) Sevier County (30)  UtahCounty(112) Utah County (112)
Location of Ephraim, Utah
    Sanpete County (67)
    Carbon County (39)
    Emery County (26)
    Juab County (26)
    Millard County (33)
    Sevier County (30)
    Utah County (112)
 
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1Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — N-191 — Canute Peterson House
Constructed of local brick and stone in 1869 by Canute Peterson and his eldest son, Peter, this house (as well as the two homes just north built for his other two wives) is significant as one of Ephraim's oldest pioneer homes and as the home of one . . . Map (db m74994) HM
2Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — N-770 — Ephraim Carnegie Library
Built in 1914-1915, the Ephraim Carnegie Library is one of 23 Carnegie Libraries in Utah and one of over 1650 library buildings in the United States that were founded by millionaire/philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie donated the entire cost of . . . Map (db m74993) HM
3Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — Ephraim Co-op Building
Constructed in 1871-72 of local oolitic limestone, this Greek Revival style building is one of the remaining examples of the more than 120 cooperative mercantiles that were established by the LDS church between 1868 and 1878. The first floor was a . . . Map (db m74997) HM
4Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — 483 — Ephraim Pioneer Cemetery
In 1854, Ephraim's first settlers erected a one and one half acre stone fort for housing and protection against Indian attacks. A cemetery was not included in their plans. The first pioneer to die was Mr. Manwaring. Permission had been granted to . . . Map (db m75027) HM
5Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — 495 — Ephraim Relief Society Granary
President Brigham Young, in 1876, gave the Relief Society sisters an assignment to store wheat for a time of need. This historic, oolite limestone building was constructed as a granary in response to this concept. Pioneer women and children followed . . . Map (db m74995) HM
6Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — 384 — Ephraim Settlement
In 1852 Isaac Behunin and family came to Pine Creek. By 1854 seventy-seven families had arrived. Branch L.D.S. Church organized, Rueben W. Allred was presiding elder. Reddick N. Allred captain of militia. Ft. Ephraim incorporated as a city 1868, . . . Map (db m75022) HM
7Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — Fort Ephraim1854
There were two forts on this site in 1854-55. The settlers referred to the first structure as Little Fort. Mormon pioneers sent men from other Central Utah settlements on February 7, 1854 to start work on the small fort that would cover about . . . Map (db m75025) HM
8Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — 423 — Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty
The Indian War years of 1865-72 brought bitter hardships to Sanpete and other central Utah areas. Different bands of Indians stealthily attacked settlers from their mountain hideouts, then fled to safety. Twenty-seven settlements were evacuated; two . . . Map (db m74999) HM
9Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — Hansen-Sparks HomeUtah Historic Homes
Built by Hans Hansen, 1862 Registered by Mrs. Gladys Sparks June 3, 1971 Construction notes Original oolite limestone covered with stucco Map (db m150181) HM
10Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — 144 — Indian Massacre
Near this spot on Tuesday, October 17, 1865, Black Hawk, a Ute chief, led his warriors out of Cottonwood Canyon foraging for cattle. They stole the entire Ephraim herd. Settlers who were working in the fields were massacred and lie buried in one . . . Map (db m74951) HM
11Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — N-866 — John Dorius, Jr., House and Barn
This fine Queen Anne style house was constructed in 1897 for John Dorius, Jr., a prominent local businessman. The son of a Danish immigrant farmer, John Dorius pieced together a successful career in farming, freighting, and merchandising in Ephraim . . . Map (db m75000) HM
12Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — N-972 — Snow Academy Building(Noyes Building)
Constructed between 1889 and 1908, this building was the first permanent home of Snow Academy which in 1923 became Snow College. The school was founded in 1888 as the Sanpete Stake Academy and was one of the eleven academies established by the . . . Map (db m75024) HM
13Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — 201 — The Old Fort
Near this spot February 7, 1854, twenty-five men organized in military order, began the construction of a small fort for protection from the Indians. The walls, made of rock were seven feet high, almost two feet thick, and formed the outer wall of . . . Map (db m74998) HM
 
Apr. 15, 2021