Camp Floyd

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Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park & Museum

Location:25 miles southwest of Lehi on SR 73.
Facilities:Picnic areas, group pavilion, visitor center, historic site, modern restrooms.
Activities:Picnicking, educational programs.
Special Features:This former military post quartered the largest troop concentration in the United States from 1858 to 1861. About 400 buildings housed the 3,500 troops sent west to suppress the assumed Mormon rebellion. The troops returned to the East in 1861 for Civil War duty. Only the commissary building (which serves as Camp Floyd Museum) and a cemetery remain as evidence of Camp Floyd. Nearby Stagecoach Inn was an overnight stop on the historic overland stage and Pony Express route.
Address:18035 W 1540 North
Fairfield, UT 84013

Size: 40 acres. Elevation: 4,900 feet.

See other parks in Utah.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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vvGooglinga runner Camp Floyd 6.45 Newmarket Camp Floyd was an army post near Fairfield, Utah, set up in 1858 to prevent a perceived Mormon rebellion.
This history of frontier Utah analyzes the conflict and confrontations between the Mormons and the US government from the beginning of the Utah War in 1857, through the abandonment of Camp Floyd at the outbreak of the Civil War.