Washington Cotton Factory

Washington Cotton Factory (HM73)

Location: Washington, UT 84780 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 7.753', W 113° 30.943'

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Early in 1857 Brigham Young called Samuel Adair and Robert D. Covington as leaders of two companies of pioneers to settle here and grow cotton. In 1861 a Scandinavian company came to assist in the work. The town was named in honor of George Washington and was the county seat from 1859 to 1863. A cotton factory was built to process the cotton grown in the Virgin River Valley and the area became known as "Utah's Dixie."
HM NumberHM73
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series
Marker Number213
Year Placed1955
Placed ByDaughters of Utah Pioneers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 276521 N 4112169
Decimal Degrees37.12921667, -113.51571667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 7.753', W 113° 30.943'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 7' 45.18" N, 113° 30' 56.58" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 385 W Telegraph St, Washington UT 84780, US
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