Fort Ashley Center

Fort Ashley Center (HM25OM)

Location: Vernal, UT 84078 Uintah County
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N 40° 27.35', W 109° 31.812'

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Jeremiah Hatch came to Ashley Valley in 1878 as an Indian agent. Following the Meeker, Colorado massacre of 1879 he was instructed to build a fort as protection for white settlers. Their cabins, with cedar post buttresses between, formed part of the wall. Water was hauled from Ashley Creek. In 1881 first schoolhouse built on this site, C.C. Bartlett, teacher. The fort, called Ashley Center, Jericho, Hatchtown, later named Vernal was abandoned in 1882.

Uintah County
HM NumberHM25OM
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series
Year Placed1967
Placed ByDaughters of Utah Pioneers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 624625 N 4479389
Decimal Degrees40.45583333, -109.53020000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 27.35', W 109° 31.812'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 27' 21" N, 109° 31' 48.72" W
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Area Code(s)435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 92-98 US-191, Vernal UT 84078, US
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