Fountain Green

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Fountain Green, Utah

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See Beautiful Fountain Green Aug 19, 2017
Fountain Green is a small town of about 1100 (up 15% since 2000) located along Utah Highway 132 in the Sanpete, or Sanpitch Valley in Sanpete County in Central Utah. Fountain Green has 12% more women than men. The town was founded in 1859 by George W. Johnson as a settlement for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He named the town for the springs and the bright green color of the meadows near the town site. Almost from the beginning, there were problems between the settlers and the Ute Indians who traditionally occupied the area. On 1 October 1853 4 Mormon men were killed in what was called “the Fountain Green Massacre”. In retaliation, 8 Ute men were killed in nearby Nephi, although they were not a part of the earlier massacre. In 1858, 4 Danish settlers were killed including one woman and her unborn child. Today Fountain Green is a quiet little community in a very beautiful area that boasts some very nice historical buildings and a great small town museum. There is one historic district and two individual locations in Fountain Green listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

There is a Daughter's of Utah Pioneers Museum located in the old tithing office in Fountain Green, however, it was closed when I was there; the museum is open the second Monday of month from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM; otherwise by appointment. Still the building is kind of nice and there are some interesting plaques and displays outside too. This building also used to be a hotel and is reported to be haunted.
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Fountain Green City Hall
Fountain Green Historic District
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