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I commenced a grammar school in my wickiup by the light of the fire and only one grammar book.” Diary of George A. Smith, February 25, 1851.

The first school house, 18 x 24 ft., was built west of the Council House and dedicated December 25, 1851. This log Council House, 22 x 45 feet was erected in 1851 with a large stage, and it served as a social center for Iron County until the Rock Church was completed in 1867.

Located in Parowan, Utah

D.U.P. Marker #135, see others in the series on this page.