First Settlement of Iselanders in the United States Historical

First Settlement of Iselanders in the United States Historical (HM1WUO)

Location: Spanish Fork, UT 84660 Utah County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 6.282', W 111° 38.454'

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Leif Eriksson, an Icelander, discovered America in 100 A.D. Eight centuries later 1855-1860 sixteen pioneers from Iceland established in Spanish Fork, the first permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States. They were: Samuel Bjarnson & Wife Margret; Thordur Didriksson & wife Gudrun; Jon Jonsson & wife Anna; Gudrun Jonsdottir: Magnus Bjarnson & wife Thuridur; Vigdis Bjarnadottier (Holt); Gundy E. Haflidiason; Ragnildur S. Hanson and Mary H. Sherwood.
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Series This marker is part of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series
Year Placed1938
Placed ByDaughters of the Utah Pioneers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 445376 N 4439574
Decimal Degrees40.10470000, -111.64090000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 6.282', W 111° 38.454'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 6' 16.92" N, 111° 38' 27.24" W
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Area Code(s)801, 435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 N 800 E, Spanish Fork UT 84660, US
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