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New Harmony is a town in Washington County, Utah. The population was 190 at the 2000 census. It was originally settled as part of efforts to mine and refine iron in the area. Settlers built a crude foundry in 1852, but abandoned it soon after due to transport and logistics issues.(*)

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New Harmony

Fort Harmony was built where Harmony was established. When Harmony was flooded out, the settlers moved several miles upstream and built a new settlement, naming it New Harmony. Both were named for Hamony, Pennsylvania, where the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon. The local settlers also appreciated the name because it indicated the harmony and united action the pioneers showed during their periods of trial and hardship.(*)


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