Paragonah Fort
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 37° 53.209 W 112° 46.511
12S E 343898 N 4194742
Quick Description: This fort was built for protection against marauding Indians.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2011 1:02:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMB6E6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member hobbycachegirl
Views: 4

Long Description:
No. 61
Erected May 10, 1936.
Paragonah Fort
Paragonah was founded in 1852. Indian trouble
caused abandonment a year later until 1855 when
the pioneer fort was built. The site was selected
and dedicated by President Brigham Young.

The fort was 105 feet square with walls 3 feet
thick at the base. A second story was added in 1857.
A large room served as church, school and amuse-
ment hall. Homes were built around the inside of
the wall. The public square includes the site of
the fort which was town down in 1879.

Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association
and the People of Paragonah..

Marker Name: Paragonah Fort

Marker Type: Roadside

County: Iron

City: Paragonah

Group Responsible for Placement: Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association and the People of Paragonah

Date Dedicated: May 10, 1936

Marker Number: 61

Addtional Information: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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