Fort Ashley Center ~ 340
Posted by: brwhiz
N 40° 27.350 W 109° 31.812
12T E 624625 N 4479389
Quick Description: Fort Ashley Center, which later became Vernal, only served as protection for settlers for four years.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 1/23/2012 5:43:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMDK1C
Long Description:Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Fort Ashley Center
Jeremiah Hatch came to Ashley Valley
in 1878 as an Indian agent. Following the
Meeker, Colorado massacre of 1879 he
was instructed to build a fort as protection
for white settlers. Their cabins, with
cedar post buttresses between, formed
part of the wall. Water was hauled from
Ashley Creek. In 1881 first schoolhouse
built on this site, G.C. Bartlett, teacher.
The fort, called Ashley Center, Jericho,
Hatchtown, later named Vernal, was
abandoned in 1882.
Marker Name: Fort Ashley Center
Marker Number: 340
See Long Description
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