Harrisburg (HM1LLM)

Location: Hurricane, UT 84737 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.36', W 113° 23.6'

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In 1859, after helping settle San Bernardino California, Moses Harris moved his family to Utah and settled on the Virgin River near Quail Creek. In 1862 a flood forced the settlers further up Quail Creek to the Cottonwood Creek Fork. Due to the many large rocks in the area the settlers built their homes and barns of stone. Rocks gathered while clearing their land for planting were used to establish property lines, leaving several miles of stone fences. By 1864 there were sixteen families totaling 128 people living here. In 1868 the population was about 200 people. Many worked at the Silver Reef mines and mills. By 1892 repeated flooding had driven away all but six families.

Dedicated by
Matt Warner Chapter 1900 and
Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069
E Clampus Vitus
March 21, 1999 (6004)
Marker Number97
Year Placed1999
Placed ByMatt Warner Chapter No. 1900 and Billy Holcomb Chapter No, 1069, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 287609 N 4120408
Decimal Degrees37.20600000, -113.39333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.36', W 113° 23.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 21.6" N, 113° 23' 36" W
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Area Code(s)435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Archview, Hurricane UT 84737, US
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