On June 14, 1870 Levi Stewart, who had been called from Salt Lake County by President Brigham Young to head a group of pioneers in settling this area, brought a party with seven wagons from Pipe Springs, where they had camped temporarily, to Fort Kanab which had been built a year before by Jacob Hamblin and Indian missionaries.Erected in 1931
Kanab Ward was organized September 11, 1870 with Elder Stewart as Bishop. Other settlers arrived, homes were built and plans made for a permanent community. A fire in the fort on December 14, took the lives of Mrs. Margery Wilkerson Stewart and five sons.
Erected April 11, 1950
by Boy Scout Troop 301 of Kanab, Utah,
In memory of and on the
location of the first pioneer
fort of Kanab
I.O. Brown, S.M.
E.W. Laws, A.S.M.
Ray B. Young · Carlos W. Judd · Guy Chamberlain