Huntsville Fort

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Huntsville Fort (1860-1862) - A Mormon settler fort established in 1860 in present day Huntsville, Weber County, Utah. Named for Captain Jefferson Hunt, Company A, Morman Battalion. Abandoned as a fortification in 1862.

History of Huntsville Fort

Established in fall of 1860 to protect the town against hostile Indian attacks. This was a small fort about 50' by 93' enclosing about ten cabins and a coral/animal shelter. The cabins were arranged around the perimeter, facing inward. The spaces between the cabins were filled in with upright cottonwood logs to form a stockade.

The fort was abandoned as a fortification in 1862 as more settlers arrived and the Huntsville town center developed north of the fort.

Current Status

No public access to the actual site but a marker was located near the town center.


Location: Huntsville Fort, Weber County, Utah.

Maps & Images

Lat: 41.25119 Long: -111.76494

See Also:

Sources:

  • Jones, Gordon Q., Pioneer Forts in Weber County, 1997, self published, 30 sheets, sheets 25-31.

Links:

Visited: 7 Jul 2015


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