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Cove Fort Historic Site, Sevier

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Cove Fort is a fort, unincorporated community, and historical site located in Millard County, Utah. It was founded in 1867 by Ira Hinckley (the paternal grandfather of Gordon B. Hinckley) at the request of Brigham Young. One of its distinctive features is the use of volcanic rock in the construction of the walls, rather than the wood used in many mid-19th-century western forts. This difference in construction is the reason it is one of very few forts of this period still surviving.
Cove Fort is the closest named place to the western terminus of Interstate 70, resulting in Cove Fort being listed as a control city on freeway signs, though the fort itself is historical and has no permanent population.
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  • I have always wanted to stop here, and it did not disappoint. We had a picnic using the shaded, clean picnic tables. Then enjoyed a 15 minute video on the history of the Fort and had a guide who was....  more
    I have always wanted to stop here, and it did not disappoint. We had a picnic using the shaded, clean picnic tables. Then enjoyed a 15 minute video on the history of the Fort and had a guide who was....  more »
  • Based on my tour experience, I strongly disagree with the review of Allen L., who said the tour was strongly slanted toward a religious ploy. My wife & I watched the 15 minute video and were then... 
    Based on my tour experience, I strongly disagree with the review of Allen L., who said the tour was strongly slanted toward a religious ploy. My wife & I watched the 15 minute video and were then...  more »
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  • What a cool find!!! This place was amazing!! Very well maintained, don’t miss the movie they offer at the start of the tour! You can tour on your own or with a guide. We toured ourselves & it was excellent! So much to see & you could really put yourself back in time- the grounds were also beautiful! Bring snacks or lunch & relax in the picnic area- tons of shade & lots of flowers
  • Too much great things to say about this place. Lots of great history. Super amazing people who volunteer to share stories with you. Bonus cleanest bathrooms I have seen on this 2500 mile road trip so far.

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