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Welcome to Hamiltons Fort ...

Hamiltons Fort is located in Iron County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Hamiltons Fort: Hamiltons Ft. (or less commonly used: Hamiltons Frt.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Hamiltons Fort for more information about variations on the name of Hamiltons Fort.

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hamiltons Fort.

The community of Hamiltons Fort was previously named Sidon. Before Sidon, it was named Fort Walker. Going back to its beginning, Hamiltons Fort was originally named Shirts Creek<2>. For more information about the names of Hamiltons Fort, see The Names of Hamiltons Fort on our Genealogy Page.

Hamiltons Fort is 5,560 feet [1,695 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Hamiltons Fort is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Hamiltons Fort lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Hamiltons Fort (for example, toward Colorado City (AZ)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Hamiltons Fort lies within the (435) area code.

Communities near Hamiltons Fort ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hamiltons Fort.

  • Cedar City [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar City
    • Cedar City [Iron County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Hamiltons Fort
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,090 people
    • Former names for Cedar City:
    • Coal Creek
    • Little Muddy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar City<5>
  • Enoch [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enoch
    • Enoch [Iron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Hamiltons Fort
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,585 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enoch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enoch<5>
  • Kanarraville [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanarraville
    • Kanarraville [Iron County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Hamiltons Fort
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanarraville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanarraville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kanarraville<5>
  • New Harmony [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harmony
    • New Harmony [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Hamiltons Fort
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harmony
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Harmony<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brian Head [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brian Head
      • Brian Head [Iron County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Hamiltons Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brian Head
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brian Head<5>
    • Cedar Highlands [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Highlands
      • Cedar Highlands [Iron County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Hamiltons Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Highlands
    • Fort Kanarra [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Kanarra
      • Fort Kanarra [Iron County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Hamiltons Fort
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Kanarra. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Fort Harmony [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Harmony
      • Fort Harmony [Washington County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Hamiltons Fort
    • Johnson's Fort [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson's Fort
      • Johnson's Fort [Iron County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Hamiltons Fort
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Johnson's Fort. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
      • Johnson's Fort has also been known as:
      • Johnson Springs
    • Fort Johnson [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Johnson
      • Fort Johnson [Iron County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Hamiltons Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Johnson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hamiltons Fort. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hamiltons Fort.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hamiltons Fort. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hamiltons Fort.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hamiltons Fort. See our Newspapers Page for Hamiltons Fort.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hamiltons Fort ...

Looking for more information about Hamiltons Fort? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Hamiltons Fort, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Hamiltons Fort.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hamiltons Fort. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Iron County: www.ironnet.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Iron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>During our research we found these variations to Hamiltons Fort:
  • It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Hamiltons Fort may originally have been Hamilton's Fort. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Hamiltons Fort might be written as Hamilton Fort.
  • Hamiltons Fort is also known as Hamilton Fort or Hamilton.
  • For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Hamiltons Fort.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hamiltons Fort - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hamiltons Fort) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hamiltons Fort. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hamiltons FortOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamiltons Fort. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6139, Longitude: -113.1589    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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