Monday, November 30, 2009

Monuments and Markers - Fort Harmony

FORT HARMONY Established May 9, 1854, by John D. Lee, Richard Woolsey, William R. Davis and others who founded Harmony in 1852, county seat of Washington County until 1859. Headquarters of Mormon Mission to Lamanites 1858-1854. The fort was finally abandoned in February 1862, following heavy storms that caused the walls to crumble and fall, the settlers founding New Harmony and Kanarraville. The wall was 300 feet square. Houses on east side were one story and wall 10 feet high; on west side two stories and wall 16 feet high. Kanarra and Harmony Creeks supplied water for irrigation.

Site Information
Location: S I-15, Exit 42
1 mi. W. of exit, S. side of road to New Harmony

Marker Information
Placed By: Pioneer Trails and Assoc. Date Placed: 5/9/1936 Materials: Bronze Organization Comments: PTLA, Members of Parowan Stake Marker Condition: Excellent

Monument Information
Constructed By: Pioneer Trails and Assoc. Construction Date: 5/9/1936 Organization Comments: Members of Parowan Stake Materials: Set Cobblestones Dimensions (top): taper to 40"W Dimensions (base): 72"W 64"H 30"D Condition: Excellent

Additional Information
Surveyor's Name: LaRean C. Young Surveyor's Organization: DUP Washington County Date Surveyed: 1995-04-15

["Rachel MORRIS DAVIES was a mid wife and assisted families in the fort"]

7 DAVIES / Morris
6 DAVIS / Williams
7 (Barney) / Lucas

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