“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Utah County Utah Historical Markers

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By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
Elberta Marker
Utah (Utah County), Elberta — Elberta
Elberta was originally established in the early 1900's as two seperate settlements Elberta and also Verda, four miles south of this location. The surrounding 15,000 acres were purchased in 1892 by Gilbert Payton and Ernest Rigdon with visions of a . . . — Map (db m75305) HM
Utah (Utah County), Goshen — Goshen's Historic Grist Mill Stone
Goshen Grist Mill was built in 1864 or 1865 by William W. Smith. He operated the Mill south of present day Goshen on the creek until 1866 when the Black Hawk War forced him to move to Santaquin for protection. Later the Edgar Finch family ran a farm . . . — Map (db m75303) HM
Utah (Utah County), Goshen — 556 — Original Goshen Pioneer Cemetery
As early Latter-day Saint pioneers came to the Goshen Valley, they settled in areas then known as Sandtown, The Bend, and The Fort. Later, President Brigham Young urged the settlers to form the township of Goshen and predicted that a new highway . . . — Map (db m75304) HM
Utah (Utah County), Salem — 36 — Pond Town Fort
This monument marks the site of Pond Town Fort. In 1851 David Fairbanks and David Crockett located land adjacent to a small stream at the head of Salem Lake and built a dam. In 1856 Eli Ashcraft, Royal Durfrey, Silas Hillman, Aquilla Hopper, Jacob . . . — Map (db m101962) HM
Utah (Utah County), Santaquin — 293 — First Relief Society Hall
In 1882, on this site, a Relief Society building was erected under the leadership of Elizabeth J. Stickney, President. It was a one room structure, 20 x 30 feet in size, built of red clay brick made by Joseph Chatwin. The interior was furnished with . . . — Map (db m75295) HM
Utah (Utah County), Santaquin — 109 — Santaquin
The town of Santaquin was settled in the spring of 1851. At that time it was called Summit Creek, as it was located on a ridge between Utah and Juab counties. Due to Indian hostilities in 1853, the settlers were forced to leave their homes and move . . . — Map (db m75296) HM
Utah (Utah County), Santaquin — Southern Utah Valley
The Dominguez-Escalante expedition looking for a route between Spanish New Mexico and California were the first white men to enter Utah Valley. They camped a few miles north of this site on September 23, 1776, and spent several days exploring and . . . — Map (db m75294) HM
Utah (Utah County), Spanish Fork — 35 — First Settlement of Icelanders in the United States
Leif Eiriksson, an Icelander, discovered America in 1000 A.D. Eight centuries later 1855-1860 sixteen pioneers from Iceland established in Spanish Fork the first permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States. They were: Samuel Bjarnson & Wife . . . — Map (db m101330) HM
Utah (Utah County), Spanish Fork — Fort Palmyra
Settled by Mormon pioneers in 1851 a branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on December 21, 1851 with William Pace as bishop. — Map (db m98354) HM
Utah (Utah County), Springville — In Memory of Edwin Whiting Pioneer
In Memory of Edwin Whiting Pioneer Sept 9, 1809 - Dec 8 1890 Homesteaded this ranch 1871 — Map (db m62609) HM

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