Fort Deseret

Fort Deseret (HM1BG4)

Location: Delta, UT 84624 Millard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 15.906', W 112° 39.196'

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Erected as a defense against Pahvant Indians in the Black Hawk War, completed in 18 days by 98 men. Wm. S. Hawley and Isaac W. Pierce, foremen; John W. Radford, Supt. Opening celebration July 25, 1865. The fort was 550 feet square, bastions at Northeast and Southwest corners and gates in the middle of each wall. Made of adobe mud and straw mixed by the feet of oxen, when completed were 10 feet high, 3 feet wide at base and 1 1/2 feet at top, resting only on a stone foundation.
HM NumberHM1BG4
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series
Marker Number23
Year Placed1937
Placed ByFanny Powell Cropper Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 8:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 357372 N 4347498
Decimal Degrees39.26510000, -112.65326667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.906', W 112° 39.196'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 54.36" N, 112° 39' 11.76" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5594-6498 S 4000 W, Delta UT 84624, US
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