Toquerville (HM14E5)

Location: Toquerville, UT 84774 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 15.283', W 113° 17.1'

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In 1854 President Brigham Young sent scouts to locate sites for settlement. Indians living here called it Toquer (Meaning Black). In 1858 eight families were sent from New Harmony to colonize here. They named it Toquerville, which became the county seat of Kane County. Its principal industries were cotton, cane, grapes and fruit. They built the first cotton-gin mill in Utah and the first furniture shop in Dixie. The building that held the mill still stands.
HM NumberHM14E5
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series
Marker Number81
Year Placed1941
Placed ByDaughters of Utah Pioneers – Sarah Wills Camp
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 297355 N 4125576
Decimal Degrees37.25471667, -113.28500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 15.283', W 113° 17.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 15' 16.98" N, 113° 17' 6.00" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 45 E Old Church Rd, Toquerville UT 84774, US
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