North Ogden Fort

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North Ogden Fort (1853-1858) - A Mormon settler fort established in 1853 in North Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Abandoned as a fortification in 1858.

North Ogden Fort Marker

History of North Ogden Fort

North Ogden Fort Marker Text

Established in 1853 at the direction of Brigham Young because of the Walker Indian War. Some 35 families were available in the local area to build the fort.

The fort wall enclosed almost nine blocks in the center of town. A rock wall that varied from 6' to 8' high and was from 2' to 6' thick surrounded the area except for southwest corner which was a low swampy area. There were three gates, an east gate, a west gate and a south gate.

By 1854 there were 47 families in or around the fort. The fort and the town were abandoned in 1858 as the inhabitants fled to the south during the Mormon War.

Current Status

Marker located next to the Mormon Church at 626 E 2600 N.


Location: North Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

Maps & Images

Lat: 41.3059 Long: -111.9602

See Also:

Sources:

  • Jones, Gordon Q., Pioneer Forts in Weber County, 1997, self published, 30 sheets, sheets 17-20.

Links:

Visited: 7 Jul 2015


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