“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Washington, Utah

Clickable Map of Washington 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> Washington County, UT (130) Iron County, UT (58) Kane County, UT (118) Mohave County, AZ (100) Lincoln County, NV (34)  WashingtonCounty(130) Washington County (130)  IronCounty(58) Iron County (58)  KaneCounty(118) Kane County (118)  MohaveCountyArizona(100) Mohave County (100)  LincolnCountyNevada(34) Lincoln County (34)
St. George is the county seat for Washington County
Washington is in Washington County
      Washington County (130)  
      Iron County (58)  
      Kane County (118)  
      Mohave County, Arizona (100)  
      Lincoln County, Nevada (34)  
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1 Utah, Washington County, Washington — “Utah’s Dixie” Washington City
Founded 1857. This monument is erected in honor and memory of the founders of Washington City. The settlers who arrived 1857 were sent here by Brigham Young, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for the purpose of . . . Map (db m59317) HM
2 Utah, Washington County, Washington — Adair SpringBirthplace of Utah's Dixie — Washington City, Utah —
In early 1857 Brigham Young called a group of Southerners on a cotton mission to southern Utah to raise cotton. Samuel Newton Adair, the leader of ten families, arrived at this spot Apr. 15, 1857, after leaving Payson, Utah on Mar. 3. They camped . . . Map (db m59321) HM
3 Utah, Washington County, Washington — 430 — Covington Mansion
In 1857, Robert D. Covington, directed by Brigham Young, led twenty-eight families to Washington, Utah, to establish the "Cotton Mission." In 1859, a large structure was built that would serve as a meeting house for the Saints, a way station for the . . . Map (db m59322) HM
4 Utah, Washington County, Washington — Historic Pine Valley Mountain
To the north stands historic Pine Valley Mountain, one of the best known and most historic mountains of the Southern Utah Rockies. Indian legends carry traditions of this imposing landmark back many generations. To the Mormon Pioneers it furnished . . . Map (db m59323) HM
5 Utah, Washington County, Washington — Prominent Pioneer Men and Women Who Helped Settle Washington City
Present city officials and citizens of Washington City desired to pay tribute to early prominent pioneers who first settled here in 1857. These pioneers sacrificed their all while improving conditions in this harsh, dry, hot inhospitable, . . . Map (db m59315) HM
6 Utah, Washington County, Washington — Relief Society HallBuilt 1875
The Relief Society Hall's main section was built in 1875 and the west wing about 1904. This makes the present "L" shaped building. Both sections were built of adobes that were produced locally. Its style of architecture is Greek Revival that . . . Map (db m59312) HM
7 Utah, Washington County, Washington — N-180 — Robert D. Covington HouseUtah Historic Site
This house was built c. 1859 for Robert D. Covington, leader of the Mormon colonizing group sent from Salt Lake City to establish a cotton industry in this warm region of the Utah Territory. The native sandstone building material was quarried 1/4 . . . Map (db m59586) HM
8 Utah, Washington County, Washington — S-3 — Robert D. Covington HouseUtah Historic Site
Built c. 1859 by Washington's first Bishop and leader of the 1857 Cotton Missionaries. Good example of pioneer stone work.Map (db m59585) HM
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9 Utah, Washington County, Washington — Telegraph Street / Millcreek Mills
Telegraph Street. When Washington was laid out in May, 1857, there was not a street named or located where Telegraph Street is today. It was not until the resurvey of January, 1873, ordered by Wm. Snow, Judge of the Probate Court dated December, . . . Map (db m1444) HM
10 Utah, Washington County, Washington — The Granary
The first settlers of Washington City built granaries to store dry grains, tools, wine and other items. The sandstone and black lava rock in this reconstructed building came from the Morgan Adam granary which was originally located at 60 South . . . Map (db m1315) HM
11 Utah, Washington County, Washington — Thomas W. Smith's Corn Cracker & Grist Millstone
Thomas Washington Smith was one of the original pioneers to settle Washington in 1857. He must have started to build his mill immediately after arriving the millstones were large and of granite and would have taken a Herculean effort to shape and . . . Map (db m59314) HM
12 Utah, Washington County, Washington — Utah’s Dixie Birthplace, Washington City
Founded 1857.After the Adair and Covington companies meetings with Isaac C. Haight in May 1857, they immediately started to prepare the land to grow crops. William H. Crawford, secretary of the group, wrote to the Deseret News, May 7, 1857, . . . Map (db m59316) HM
13 Utah, Washington County, Washington — Washington City 1857
Washington City was founded by 38 southern families in the spring of 1857. Brigham Young called these families to serve on a mission to grow cotton in an area explored by John D. Lee in 1852. The mission was called the Cotton or Southern Mission. . . . Map (db m1442) HM
14 Utah, Washington County, Washington — 213 — Washington Cotton Factory
Early in 1857 Brigham Young called Samuel Adair and Robert D. Covington as leaders of two companies of pioneers to settle here and grow cotton. In 1861 a Scandinavian company came to assist in the work. The town was named in honor of George . . . Map (db m1309) HM
15 Utah, Washington County, Washington — M-21 — Washington Cotton Factory
Built 1865-1870 on orders from Brigham Young. Appleton Harmon supervised construction. Center of Dixie “Cotton Mission”. Operated as a co-operative business and briefly under private lease until c. 1900Map (db m1308) HM
16 Utah, Washington County, Washington — ZCMI Co-op Building1872 - 1875
Official outlet of ZCMI (Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution), "America's First Department Store." This building housed the Zions Co-op Rio Virgin Manufacturing Company from 1872-1875. It was part of the ZCMI co-operative system which served . . . Map (db m59313) HM
17 Utah, Washington County, Washington — ZCMI Co-op Building 1875–1921
Official outlet of ZCMI (Zion’s Co-operative Mercantile Institution), “America’s First Department Store.” This building housed the Washington Co-op from 1875 to 1921. It was part of the ZCMI co-operative system which served in the . . . Map (db m59014) HM
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Nov. 30, 2023