Old Fort of Franklin

Old Fort of Franklin (tmp-edd01)

Location: Franklin, ID 83237 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 1.086', W 111° 48.27'

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Franklin, the first permanent Anglo-Saxon settlement in Idaho, was settled in 1860 by a group of Mormon Pioneer families from Utah. The fort in which they first lived was erected for protection against Indians, men standing guard outside at night for the safety of their families, livestock and possessions. The northwest corner of the old fort was situated 50 feet southwest from here. During the summer of 1860, homes were erected outside the fort and within the enclosure a school house was built.
HM Numbertmp-edd01
Year Placed1946
Placed ByDaughters of Utah Pioneers, Ellen Wright Camp
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 433391 N 4652098
Decimal Degrees42.01810000, -111.80450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 1.086', W 111° 48.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 1' 5.16" N, 111° 48' 16.2" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 47-49 US-91, Franklin ID 83237, US
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