English Fort

English Fort (HMQWW)

Location: Taylorsville, UT 84123 Salt Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 40.233', W 111° 56.317'

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In 1853 the settlers west of the Jordan River were advised by President Brigham Young to build a fort, to protect them from Indians. Thick walls of rock and adobe, with one gate surrounded two acres of land. Adobe partitions separated dwellings that faced a central area containing a combined church and school, and a well of brackish water. The Fort was located north of the present site of Taylorsville Cemetery. The foundation of this marker is built of rock from pioneer homes of this community.
English Fort Camp.
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series
Marker Number82
Year Placed1941
Placed ByDaughters of Utah Pioneers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 4:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 420668 N 4502609
Decimal Degrees40.67055000, -111.93861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.233', W 111° 56.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 13.98" N, 111° 56' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)801
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4555 Redwood Rd, Taylorsville UT 84123, US
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