This Historical Marker is located on the north side of US Highway 89 about 33 miles east of Kanab or 23 miles west of Big Water.
In 1865 Peter Shirts made the first settlement in this area. Other pioneers followed but were forced to vacate because of Indian raids. The town was resettled upstream in 1870; church and school buildings were erected under the direction of William Meeks, presiding elder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The post office was established prior to 1893. Considerable progress was made in farming and stock raising until repeated floods destroyed property, forcing the inhabitants to leave.
Kanab Known as “Utah’s Little Hollywood” for its western movie history, Kanab is Kane County’s largest area of population, as well as the county seat.
Elevation: 4,925 ft.
Alton Nestled in northern Kane County’s high elevations, the tiny town of Alton occupies a scenic peaceful valley, not far from Bryce Canyon.
Elevation: 7,041 ft.
Big Water Minutes from the shores of Lake Powell, Big Water is surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
Elevation: 4,100 ft.
Duck Creek Located on Kane County’s Cedar Mountain, Duck Creek offers year-round activities for the whole family.
Elevation: 8,474 ft.
Glendale Glendale is located on scenic Highway 89, at the northern end of Long Valley. An entrance to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is right in the center of town.
Elevation: 5,800 ft.
Mt. Carmel Mt. Carmel, at the junction of highways 9 and 89, is the gateway to Zion National Park’s east entrance.
Elevation: 5,192 ft.
Orderville Orderville, initially established under the direct order of Brigham Young, has a rich history which is treasued by modern residents.
Elevation: 5,250 ft.