"FORT UTAH" - Provo, Utah
Posted by: JacobBarlow
N 40° 14.125 W 111° 41.674
12T E 440915 N 4454118
Quick Description: The original settlement at Provo (Fort Utah) was established March 12, 1849 President John S. Higbee, with Isaac Higbee and Dimick B. Huntington, counselors, and about 30 families or 150 persons sent from Salt Lake City by President Brigham Young.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2007 6:14:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM20T1
The original settlement at Provo (Fort Utah) was established March 12, 1849 President John S. Higbee, with Isaac Higbee and Dimick B. Huntington, counselors, and about 30 families or 150 persons sent from Salt Lake City by President Brigham Young. Several log houses were erected, surrounded by a 14 foot palisade 20 by 40 rods in size, with gates in the east and west ends, and a middle deck, for a cannon. The fort was first located west of town, but was moved to Sowiette Park in April, 1850.
The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1849
Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": LDS Church
Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: Yes it was
What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: Used for defence of a border or land claim.
Current condition: Good condition,
This site is administered by ----: Provo City
Open to the public?: Open or unrestricted access.
Official or advertised web-page: [Web Link]
If admission is charged -: Not Listed
Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": Not listed
Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: Not listed
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