Fort Cameron

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Fort Cameron
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Fort Cameron is located in Utah
Fort Cameron
Nearest city Beaver, Utah
Coordinates 38°16′44″N 112°36′2″W / 38.27889°N 112.60056°W / 38.27889; -112.60056Coordinates: 38°16′44″N 112°36′2″W / 38.27889°N 112.60056°W / 38.27889; -112.60056
Area less than one acre
Built 1872
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74001932[1]
Added to NRHP September 9, 1974

Fort Cameron was a United States Military installation, located east of Beaver, Utah. The fort opened in 1872 and was active for 11 years, until 1883. The fort was originally established to protect settlers of Central Utah from local American Indians, and to keep an eye on supposed Mormon rebellions.[2] After the fort was decommissioned the buildings were sold to two locals, John R. Murdock and Philo T. Farnsworth, who helped organize the Beaver Branch of Brigham Young Academy (now Brigham Young University). After the Utah State Legislature passed a law requiring counties to offer tuition free schools, the LDS Church closed the school and sold the property. All but one of the fort's buildings were razed, and most of the property is now a golf course.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b Utah State Historical Society (1994). "Fort Cameron". Utah History Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23 July 2013.