Fort Harmony, Utah
Fort Harmony, Utah was an early settlement on the northern edge of Washington County, Utah, United States. It was founded in 1852. Among the settlers there was John D. Lee. It was also the original headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints's Southern Indian Mission.
Settlers were driven from Fort Harmony when the fort had to be abandoned after most of its adobe walls were washed away after the month long rains during the Great Flood of 1862. New Harmony and Kanarraville, in Iron County were the settlements created by refugees from this disaster later in 1862.:174
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fort Harmony
- Janet Burton Seegmiller, A History of Iron County, Community Above Self; Utah Centennial County History Series: The Face and Faces of Iron County; Physical Characteristics; Ancient Peoples; Explorers, Traders, Trappers and Expeditions; Utah State Historical Society, Iron County Commission, 1998
- Ronald W. Walker, Glen M. Leonard and Richard E. Turley, Jr., Massacre at Mountain Meadows. (New York:Oxford University Press, 2008) p. 55, 67.
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