Hamilton Fort ~ 309
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 37° 37.702 W 113° 07.917
12S E 311868 N 4166720
Hamilton Fort was built for protection from Indians but was later moved to a new location.
Waymark Code: WMDJR4
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 01/21/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 16

Daughters of Utah Pioneers
No. 309
Erected 1965
Hamilton Fort
In 1852 Peter Shirts located a ranch on
Sidon Creek, later known as Shirts Creek. He
offered John Hamilton half the water to come and
settle there. Hamilton came with his family and
Peter Fife. When Walker Indian War broke out
they moved to Cedar City but returned in 1855.
The three families built an adobe fort enclosing
1/4 acre, 96 feet square, walls three feet thick;
houses formed part of wall. Soon Jonathan
Pugmire, Samuel White and others came. In
1869 a new location for Hamilton Fort was
selected on the main thoroughfare.
Camps, Iron Mission & Aunt Margaret - - - Iron County, Utah
Marker Name: Hamilton Fort

Marker Number: 309

Marker Text:
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