Cove Fort, Utah: Cove Fort

Convenient roadside 1867 fort 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

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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