Ghost Town: Mechanicsville - Utah County, Utah

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    Site: Mechanicsville
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    County, State: Utah County, Utah
    Years of Occupation:
    Status of Site: Closed (Private Property)
    Classification: Class 1 - Barren Town
    Type: Agriculture
    Remnants: No notable remains, everything at the present site is modern.
    GPS Coordinate: Roughly 39.974067° N 111.938464° W
    NRHP Reference#: N/A
    Date of Last Visit: March 2nd, 2014

    Third settlement of Goshen Valley in Utah County, settlers moved from Sandtown where blowing sand and poor conditions had them looking to build town elsewhere. Mechanicsville once again proved unhabitable and they moved to Lower Goshen. We were unable to get within a 1/2 mile of the site as the surrounding area is all marked private property.

    Further Reading:
    Lower Goshen: Archaeology of a Mormon Pioneer Town
    http://www.onlineutah.com/goshenhistory.shtml
     

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