Las Vegas Fort

Las Vegas Fort (HMJIK)

Location: Las Vegas, NV 89101 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 10.832', W 115° 8.011'

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In 1855 Pres. Brigham Young appointed a company of men under the leadership of William Bringhurst to establish a colony at Las Vegas. The company left Salt Lake May 10 and arrived at Las Vegas June 14, 1855 and camped near this site. William Bringhurst was appointed President, Wm. S. Covert and Ira S Miles, counselors. Sunday, June 17, they built a bowery and held their first religious services. The next day they began to build the fort, 150 feet square, with walls 14 feet high, 2 feet wide at base and 1 foot at top.
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HM NumberHMJIK
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series
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Marker Number40
Year Placed1939
Placed ByDaughters of Utah Pioneers, Desert Holly Camp, Las Vegas, Nevada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 3:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 667846 N 4005586
Decimal Degrees36.18053333, -115.13351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 10.832', W 115° 8.011'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 10' 49.92" N, 115° 8' 0.66" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500 E Washington Ave, Las Vegas NV 89101, US
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