Hamilton Fort

Hamilton Fort (HM14FD)

Location: Cedar City, UT 84720 Iron County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 37.703', W 113° 7.916'

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In 1852 Peter Shirts located a ranch on Sidon Creek, later known as Shirts Creek. He offered John Hamilton half the water to come and settle there. Hamilton came with his family and Peter Fife. When Walker Indian War broke out they moved to Cedar City but returned in 1855. The three families built an adobe fort enclosing ? acre, 95 feet square, walls three feet thick; houses formed part of wall. Soon Jonathan Pugmire, Samuel White and others came. In 1869 a new location for Hamilton Fort was selected on the main thoroughfare.
HM NumberHM14FD
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series
Marker Number309
Year Placed1965
Placed ByCamps, Iron Mission & Aunt Margaret - Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 311870 N 4166722
Decimal Degrees37.62838333, -113.13193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.703', W 113° 7.916'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 42.18" N, 113° 7' 54.96" W
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Area Code(s)435, 801
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4020 W 2700 S, Cedar City UT 84720, US
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