Holden (HM1BGY)

Location: Holden, UT 84636 Millard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 6.505', W 112° 16.137'

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Established by Mormon Pioneers in 1855, as Fort Cedar Springs. Church President Brigham Young gave permit for the families of William Stevens Sr. and Richard Johnson to start a settlement near these grassy, spring-fed cedar hills.
Joined that fall by eight more families. The small colony began construction of an adobe walled fort to serve as a home for the people and protection from Piute Indians. In use until 1867, it was a place of refuge for the weary frontier traveler. It came to be known as "Buttermilk Fort" because of its dairying industry and its refreshing drink.
In 1858 a Post Office was established and the name changed to honor the memory of Elijah Holden. He had perished in 1857 on the Scipio Pass (nine miles to the north) in a snowstorm, while attempting to save a small boy's life.
Residents of Holden still radiate the enduring qualities bequeathed them by their hardy pioneering ancestors...thrift, perseverance, and a strong abiding love of God.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 390285 N 4329574
Decimal Degrees39.10841667, -112.26895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.505', W 112° 16.137'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 30.30" N, 112° 16' 8.22" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24601-24681 N Main St, Holden UT 84636, US
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