Settlement of Blanding

Settlement of Blanding (HM1SIO)

Location: Blanding, UT 84511 San Juan County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 37.304', W 109° 28.692'

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A canal was surveyed from Johnson Creek on Blue Mountain to White Mesa; in 1902-3 lots were staked for homes. Two years later Albert R. Lyman and Family pitched first tent and settled one block west of this site. In 1907 a tent school was established. Population increased by families from Bluff and refugees from Mexico. Called "Grayson" Postal Service changed the name to "Blanding" in 1915. Last Indian uprising of frontier west occurred here in 1923, death of Ute Chief "Old Posey" ended the trouble. This bell rang for church, school, fires, and other occasions.
Marker Number248
Year Placed1958
Placed ByDaughters of Utah Pioneers, San Juan County, Utah
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 634297 N 4164935
Decimal Degrees37.62173333, -109.47820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.304', W 109° 28.692'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 18.24" N, 109° 28' 41.52" W
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Area Code(s)435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 US-191, Blanding UT 84511, US
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