Smith Mesa

Smith Mesa (HM14CP)

Location: Hurricane, UT 84737 Washington County
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N 37° 10.574', W 113° 17.318'

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Smith Mesa, northeast of Hurricane and nearly one-half mile higher in elevation, was named after Charles Nephi Smith, Bishop of Rockville from 1867 to 1891. He had a ranch house on Smith Creek and ran his cattle on this beautiful mesa.
Shortly after Hurricane was colonized in 1906, families from Hurricane, La Verkin and Toquerville filed on land for homesteads on Smith Mesa. These ranchers cultivated over 5000 acres of sandy loam.
Harvey and Emma Bradshaw Ballard, who helped colonize Hurricane, farmed 160 arches of land on Smith Mesa, and raised wheat, beans, corn, squash and melons on this dry farm. Their farm in Hurricane was irrigated by water from the Rio Virgin.
This wagon, which made many trips to Smith Mesa, often with a milk cow tied on the back, was donated to the Heritage Park by the Ballard Family.
HM NumberHM14CP
Placed ByBallard Family
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 11:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 296822 N 4116875
Decimal Degrees37.17623333, -113.28863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.574', W 113° 17.318'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 34.44" N, 113° 17' 19.08" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-31 State St, Hurricane UT 84737, US
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