Fort Pierce Ruins, UT

Fort Pierce Ruins

Fort Pierce Ruins

Although close to St. George, you feel in the middle of nowhere when you visit Warner Valley. This is a dirt road and you may be the only one in the valley so take some extra water and tell someone where you are going incase you have trouble. an easy way to get to the valley is to go through the main street in Washington to 300 East then head south and go around several hills. When the road takes a hard right look for the signs heading to the east and the valley. It will take another 20 minutes to get to the site described here.

Fort Pearce is a fort that saw no action. It was constructed in 1866 to protect livestock and to protect the springs located just below the fort. The rock walls were originally 8 feet high. There was no top on the fort and 16 port holes in the wall gave the inhabitants a good crossfire in all directions should the fort be attacked by Indians, which it never was.

Fort Pierce Ruins

Fort Pierce Ruins

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