Rock Fort

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Rock Fort (1865-18??) - First established in 1865 by Mormon settlers in Rockport, Summit County, Utah. Abandoned in unknown.

Rockport Dam
Rockport Reservoir
Rock Fort locale

Rock Fort History

In 1865 the Mormon settlers of Rockport were directed to relocate to the nearby town of Wanship when Indian hostilities threatened. Instead, they built a stone fort with walls eight foot tall and two feet thick and remained in Rockport. It is unclear when the fort was no longer used for defensive purposes.

The town of Rockport was destroyed and submerged when the Rockport Reservoir was completely flooded in 1957 and presumably the remains of the fort were submerged at the same time.

Current Status

Part of Rockport State Park, Summit County, Utah. Remains of the fort are presumed to be submerged in the Rockport Reservoir.

Location: Rockport State Park, Summit County, Utah. Map point is approximate.

Maps & Images

Lat: 40.758993 Long: -111.37815

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Visited: 15 Sep 2011


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