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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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  • 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 »
  • This is a wonderful place to bring your family and feel immersed in pioneer times. The tour guides are all volunteers and do an excellent job in the tour and answering any questions you may have. We.....  more
    This is a wonderful place to bring your family and feel immersed in pioneer times. The tour guides are all volunteers and do an excellent job in the tour and answering any questions you may have. We.....  more »
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  • Absolutely loved our visit here! It was a great stop in our 6 hour drive with 3 small children. They could run around, and the history was appreciated by adults and children alike. Highly recommend!
  • Really neat spot, we love stopping here. Historic and well preserved, it's a nice place to stop and imagine what live would've been like around here 150 years ago. I've been several times, and each stop has been a little different. Once they even got out some hoop games for the group of young men I was with to play with out to the side of the fort. My kids always seem to be impressed and enjoy their visit here, too. Makes for a nice break from the freeway.

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