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Cove Fort, Utah: Cove Fort

Convenient 1867 fort was constructed by pioneer Mormons from volcanic rock.

Fort Willden Historic Monument

Rt. 161, Cove Fort, UT
Fort Willden Historic Monument. NE between the I-15 and I-70 junction, n Hwy 161.
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Cove Fort.

Cove Fort

Interesting fort with an equally interesting history. There are 12 restored rooms, including a post office, telegraph office, kitchen and dining area, and several sleeping quarters. There's even a large garden out back.

Be sure to check out the introductory video.

[Luv2RV, 08/04/2023]

Cove Fort.

Cove Fort

The stone fort is actually about a mile off the highway, so it's not visible from the road, but is easy to reach.

[Kerin Fassler, 11/06/2022]

Fort Cove.

Cove Fort

Off 15 and 70 junction, old fort erected in 1867, near a volcano, built with volcanic rock. Only one shot fired there, because two brothers found a gun. 15 minute video, free tour, lots of Books of Mormon and very obviously run by the Latter Day Saints, who are pretty friendly and informative.

[Janiece, 12/26/2011]

Touted as the "only fort built by the Latter-day Saints in the 1800's that still stands." The fort, which has 18-ft. high lava rock walls, was restored and rededicated in 1992.

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