Hamilton Fort, UT

Hamilton Fort
HAMILTON FORT In 1852 Peter Shirts located a ranch on Sidon Creek, later known as Shirts Creek. He offered John Hamilton half the water to come and settle there. Hamilton came with his family and Peter Fife. When Walker Indian War broke out they moved to Cedar City but returned in 1855. The three families built an adobe fort enclosing one-fourth acre, 95 feet square, walls three feet thick; houses formed part of wall. Soon Jonathan Pugmire, Samuel White and others came. In 1869 a new location for Hamilton Fort was selected on the main thoroughfare.
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Location: S Hwy. 91
CEDAR CITY
IRON County
Johnson’s Fort Exit on I-15, 3.6 m S. of Cedar City on frontage road

Hamilton Fort, UT

Hamilton Fort, UT

Hamilton Fort


HAMILTON FORT In 1852 Peter Shirts located a ranch on Sidon Creek, later known as Shirts Creek. He offered John Hamilton half the water to come and settle there. Hamilton came with his family and Peter Fife. When Walker Indian War broke out they moved to Cedar City but returned in 1855. The three families built an adobe fort enclosing one-fourth acre, 95 feet square, walls three feet thick; houses formed part of wall. Soon Jonathan Pugmire, Samuel White and others came. In 1869 a new location for Hamilton Fort was selected on the main thoroughfare.


Site Information

Location: S Hwy. 91

CEDAR CITY

IRON County

Johnson’s Fort Exit on I-15, 3.6 m S. of Cedar City on frontage road

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