World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Fort Deseret

Article Id: WHEBN0020068293
Reproduction Date:

Title: Fort Deseret  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of forts, Cove Fort, Deseret, Department of the Platte, Fortified house
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Fort Deseret

Fort Deseret
Entrance to Fort Deseret
Location Millard County, Utah, USA
Nearest city Deseret, Utah
Coordinates
Built 1866
Architect John W. Radford
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 70000624[1]
Added to NRHP October 9, 1970

Fort Deseret ([2]) was built in 1865 during the Utah Black Hawk War to protect settlers in western Utah from the attacks of local Utes. Due to U.S. Army obligations in the Civil War, local settlers were advised to take measures to defend themselves, resulting in the construction of the fort. The 550-foot square fort had 10-foot adobe walls. It proved useful when Black Hawk appeared in 1866 at Deseret demanding cattle. The security provided by the fortification allowed a peaceful settlement to be negotiated.[3] The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 9, 1970.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ LDS.org: "Book of Mormon Pronunciation Guide" (retrieved 2012-02-25), -ified from «dĕz-a-rĕt´»
  3. ^ "Fort Deseret". Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership. 2008-11-04. 
  4. ^ Smith, Melvin T. (September 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Fort Deseret" (PDF). National Park Service.  "Accompanying 2 photos, from 1970" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory. 

External links

  • Fort Deseret at Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.