Southern Utah

Camp Beaver | Post of Beaver Canyon | Post near Beaver City | Fort Berryville | Bluff Fort
Fort Buttermilk | Fort Cameron | Fort Clara | Camp Clarke | Cove Fort | Camp Crossman
Fort Crossman | Fort Deseret | Dewey's Camp | Camp Eastman | Fort Ephraim | Fairview Fort
Camp at Fillmore | Camp Fountain Green | Camp George | Fort Gunnison
Fort Hamilton | Fort Harmony | Johnson's Fort | Fort Kanab | Large Fort | Little Fort
Little Stone Fort | Fort Manti | Fort Meeks | Fort Moab | Fort Montezuma | Fort Moqui
Moroni Fort | Mount Pleasant Fort | Fort Nephi | Fort New Harmony
Camp Pace | Camp Paige | Panguitch Fort | Fort Pearce | Fort Pierce | Fort Santa Clara
Camp Sevier | Fort Sidon | Spring City Fort | Fort Wahweep | Fort Wah-Wiep | Fort Walker
Willden's Fort

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FORT WIKI - UTAH

Last Update: 07/MARCH/2009
Compiled by Phil and Pete Payette - 2009 American Forts Network

Fort Nephi
(1851 - unknown), Nephi
A fortified Mormon town. The stone and adobe walls were 12-feet high and surrounded by a moat. Many of the original buildings remain in town. Portions of the original adobe walls were saved and moved to the Nephi City Park.

Camp Crossman
(1858), near Nephi
A temporary Federal post located six miles west of town. Also referred to as Fort Crossman.

Camp Eastman
(1859), near Levan ?
A Federal encampment located on Chicken Creek about 14 miles south of Nephi. Served as a base to observe Ute Indian movements, and to protect the government herds.

Camp Clarke
(1859), San Pete Valley
A temporary Federal post. Exact location undetermined.

Camp Fountain Green
(1866), Fountain Green
A temporary Mormon Militia camp during the Ute Blackhawk War.

Camp Paige
(1859), near Moroni (?)
A temporary Federal post in the San Pete Valley, south (?) of Camp Clarke. Exact location undetermined, reportedly about 15 miles north of Fort Ephraim and 22 miles north of Manti, and about 8 miles southwest of Hamilton.

Moroni Fort
(1865 - unknnown), Moroni
A Mormon settlers' stockaded adobe fort which included a stone observation tower.

Dewey's Camp
(1866), near Fairview
A Mormon Militia encampment.

Fairview Fort
(1866 - unknown), Fairview
A Mormon settlers' rock-walled town fort.

Mount Pleasant Fort
(1859 - unknown), Mount Pleasant
A Mormon settlers' five-acre adobe fort encompassing today's Tithing Yard, with a bastion or watchtower in one corner. A second fort directly north was added in 1865 to help protect the livestock.

Spring City Fort
(1853 - 1854), Spring City
A Mormon settlers' log fort. Attacked by Indians in January 1854, the settlers sought refuge at Fort Manti.

Fort Ephraim
(1854 - 1868), Ephraim
A Mormon settlers' one and one-half acre adobe fort. One year later a 17-acre adobe fort was built which completely enclosed the original fort. At that time the inner fort was then called Little Fort and the outer fort called Large Fort.

Camp George
(1866), Ephraim
A Nevada Volunteers post.

Fort Manti
(Palisade State Park)
(1854 - unknown), Manti
A Mormon settlers' 50-acre stone and adobe fort that absorbed and replaced the Little Stone Fort that was originally built here in 1852.

Fort Gunnison
(1861 - unknown), Gunnison
A Mormon settlers' adobe fort. A stone bastion was built in 1867, but the new stone walls were not completed.

Camp Pace
(1867), Gunnison
A Mormon Militia post at Fort Gunnison.

Fort Deseret (State Historic Site)
(1866 - unknown), near Deseret
A Mormon settlers' 550-foot square adobe fort, completed in only 10 days. Some of the adobe walls still stand. Located 1.6 miles west of town.
Another website from Great Basin National Heritage Route

Fort Buttermilk
(1851 - unknown), Holden
A Mormon settlers' fort. The town was originally named Buttermilk Springs until renamed in 1866.

Camp at Fillmore
(1858), Fillmore
A temporary Federal post to protect the then Territorial capital.

Cove Fort
(1867 - 1880's), Cove Fort
First located here was Charles Willden's Fort in 1860, a simple dugout with three rooms. It was sold to the Mormons in 1866. The new 100-foot square enclosure was built of black lava rock, with walls 18 feet high and four feet thick. The fort was used to guard the stage and telegraph lines. The fort was later sold and used as a tourist camp.

Camp Sevier
(1859), Sevier
A temporary Federal post.

Fort Cameron
(1872 - 1883), Beaver
A Federal post located on the north side of the Beaver River, two miles east of town. First known as Camp Beaver, Post of Beaver Canyon, and Post near Beaver City, then renamed in 1874. Built of lava stone in a 700- by 620-foot rectangle. Sold to the Mormons and became an educational center until the 1930's. Two original buildings remain and the rest of the site is now used for recreation.

Panguitch Fort
(1865 - 1868), Panguitch
A Mormon settlers' fort.

Joel Johnson's Fort
(1851 - unknown), Enoch
A Mormon settlers' 165-foot square adobe-walled fort, with a two-story bastion in the southeast corner. The town was originally named Johnson Springs until renamed in 1890.

Fort Walker
(1852 - unknown), near Cedar City
A Mormon settlers' fort renamed Fort Hamilton in 1869. Located five miles south of town. The town was named Sidon from 1857 to 1869, and possibly the fort was also known as Fort Sidon during that time.

Fort Harmony
(1852 - 1853, 1854 - 1862), New Harmony
A Mormon settlers' fort on Ash Creek that was abandoned shortly after being built. It was re-established two years later a few miles further upstream, but a rainstorm flooded out the town in 1862. The settlers then established the new town at the head of Ash Creek, known as Fort New Harmony (1863 - unknown).

Fort Pierce
(1866 - 1870 ?), near St. George
A Mormon settlers' fort during the Ute Black Hawk War. Also spelled Pearce. The site is located 12 miles from town.

Fort Santa Clara
(1855 - unknown), Santa Clara
A Mormon settlers' 100-foot square adobe fort. Also referred to as Fort Clara in some sources.

Fort Berryville
(1864 - 1866), Glendale
A Mormon settlers' log fort. The town was originally known as Berryville until renamed in 1871.

Fort Kanab
(1865 - 1870), Kanab
A Mormon settlers' 112-foot square log-stockade fort with stone buildings. It was partially destroyed in an accidental explosion.

Fort Meeks
(1869 - 1870), near Old Paria
A Mormon settler's stone house (1865) was once here on Paria Creek, about four miles below town, located about 35 miles northeast of Kanab. The Mormon Militia later built a stone fort next to it to protect the area from Ute Indians. The town's name was originally spelled Pahreah.

Fort Wah-Wiep
(1869 - 1870), near Big Water
A Mormon Militia stone fort was once located north of Lee's Ferry, Arizona. Also spelled Wahweep.

Bluff Fort (Historic Site)
(The Hole in the Rock Foundation)
(1880 - unknown), Bluff
A Mormon settlers' fort, comprised of 40-50 small one-room log cabins erected in a square formation for defense. The original settlement lasted for a few decades before it was replaced by more permanent structures. The Barton Cabin was restored in October 2008.

Fort Montezuma
(1879 - 1884 ?), Montezuma Creek
A stone fort erected by Mormon settlers. Destroyed by a flood in 1884. A Navajo trading post was built here later.

Fort Moqui
(Glen Canyon National Recreation Area)
(1100's), near Hite
A 12th-century Anasazi stone ruin located along the eastern bank of the Colorado River, about 12-15 miles south of town, west of the old townsite of White Canyon. Submerged under Lake Powell since 1963, the ruins were uncovered by a severe drought in March 2005.

About 40-50 miles to the south, below Warm Springs Canyon, is Defiance House, a 13th-century Anasazi stone structure.

Fort Moab
(1851 - 1855), Moab
A Mormon settlers' stone fort. Abandoned after repeated Indian attacks. The area wasn't resettled for another 20 years.


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