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Hamblin Cemetery

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Near Pinto, Utah

GPS Location:
37'32.11 N 113'36.25 W

Take SR 18 From either St George or Enterprise Utah. Take the Pinto turnoff @ mm 34. Follow signs.

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History of town on back of stone: Hamblin village was located about a mile northeast of here. It was settled in 1856 when Jacob Hamblin started a ranch and built a house for his family. Soon after other ranchers arrived including Hamblin's two brothers, Dudley Leavitt, Jacob Mica Truman, Edwin Westover, Milo Andrus, James Canfield, John Day and James Holt. The facilities for ranching were good as well as farming land due to the local springs. Drinking water was procured from a clear spring on a hill above the village while the irrigation water came from lower springs. Their homes were built close together along one street with the church and school at the far end. They made butter and cheese and sold what they could not use to the immigrant trains which passed by on the old spanish trail on their way to California. The townsite was surveyed in 1873. Richard Gibbons was the first presiding elder of this branch of the Mormon Church. The overgrazing, flooding of the gullies and valley and loss of lower springs water caused the people to leave many going to Enterprise. Jacob Hamblin recieved an Indian missioary call from Brigham Young and left for Fort Kanab with his family in 1869. By the end of the century the village had all but disappeared.

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