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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

NEW HARMONY, UTAH

LOCATION

TBD


HISTORY

The New Harmony name came from Harmony and Fort Harmony. The name originally came from Harmony, Pennsylvania where the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith, translated the Book of Mormon. The local settlers also liked the name because it suggested the harmony and united action the pioneers wanted to engender during their periods of trial and hardship.


HISTORIC SITES

New Harmony Homes

Comanche Dam
Comanche Ditch
Comanche Spring
Fort Harmony
Main Canyon Ditch
New Harmony Irrigation Canal
Town Ditch


PHOTOS

Photos on the web:
Photo of Kolob Terraces from New Harmony
1913 photo of New Harmony with Kolob in the background
1/1937 photo of a New Harmony group on a sleigh ride
1/1937 photo of Viola Kelsey in the snow at New Harmony
1/1937 photo of Viola Kelsey in the snow at New Harmony
1937 photo of Elza Kelsey and Viola Woodbury in front of a house in New Harmony


REFERENCES

New Harmony Heritage
New Harmony Heritage on Facebook
Wikipedia article about New Harmony
OnlineUtah.com article about New Harmony
Brent Prince's Blog
New Harmony Family History Center
New Harmony Founder's Day Celebration Flier

Timeline for the Town of New Harmony
by Gerald W. Prince

Harmony, Fort Harmony, New Harmony, and Surrounding Area
by Sheldon Grant
203 pages

Washington County Chapter, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, " Under Dixie Sun".
1950 with 1978 Supplement.
Pages 129-144, Supplement Pages 20-21.

Gathering in Harmony: A Saga of Southern Utah Families, Their Roots and Pioneering Heritage, and the Tale of Antone Prince, Sheriff of Washington County
Book by Stephen L. Prince
See the information page

"Historic Context and Detailed Documentation of the Main Canyon Ditch, Town Ditch, Comanche Dam (42WS4376), and Comanche Ditch (42WS2507), New Harmony, Washington County, Utah"
by Dale R Gourley and Jon Baxter (Bighorn Arhaeological Consultants, LLC)
for The Town of New Harmony and St. George Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management
Report Number 05-03
August 2005
Includes some history of New Harmony and its water resources.

"History of New Harmony, Utah"
by Work Projects Administration (WPA)
St. George, Utah

" History of New Harmony"
by Laverna J. Englestead
August 20, 1962

" Memories of New Harmony"
by Alice Redd Rich,   1957

"New Harmony's Cemeteries"
Book by Gerald Williams Prince
New Harmony: Privately printed by Gerald Williams Prince, 2003, 2006

" 1918 survey of the area around New Harmony"
by Hugo Price & Elliot Bird for the U.S. Surveyor General's Office