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In 1853 the settlers west of the Jordan River were advised by President Brigham Young to build a fort, to protect them from Indians. Thick walls of rock and adobe, with one gate surrounded two acres of land. Adobe partitions separated dwellings that faced a central area containing a combined church and school and a well of brackish water. The fort was located north of the present site of Taylorsville Cemetery. The foundation of this marker is built of rock from pioneer homes of this community.

Above: The historic marker that was there from 1941 until at least 2007 when I took the photos.

Below:  I returned in 2017 and the plaque is replaced with a new look and slightly rearranged wording.

Upon the advice of Brigham Young, the first settlers west of the Jordan River built English Fort in 1853 for protection from Indians.  Thick walls of rock and adobe with one gate surrounded the two acres of land.  Adobe partitions separated the dwellings within which faced a central area containing a combined church and school and a well of brackish water.  The fort was located north of the present site of Taylorsville Cemetery.  The foundation of this historic marker is built of rock from the original pioneer homes of this community.

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Check out all of the historic markers placed by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers at JacobBarlow. com/dup

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