Fort is located immediately northeast of the junction
of I-15 and I-70, in the southeast corner of Millard County,
twenty miles south of Kanosh and twenty-four miles north
fort was built to offer protection and refreshment to
the traveler. Beginning in 1847, pioneers began settling
the high mountain valleys stretching from Idaho to California.
They came here to worship in peace and to build homes
and communities. The fort is made of lava rock, which
workers hauled from west of the property. The fort is
100 square feet, 18.5 feet tall, 4 feet thick at the footings
and 2.5 feet thick at the top.
1867, the prophet Brigham Young called Ira Hinckley and
his family to come and direct the building and operations
of the fort.
Fort has been restored to bring the past a little bit
more to life. This is the only fort built by the Latter-day
Saints in the 1800's that still stands.