Cedar Fort Real Estate
Cedar Fort is a small community located 8 miles southwest of Eagle Mountain up against the southern tip of the Oquirrh mountains. It was incorporated in 1856 as Cedar Valley County, with Cedar Fort as the county seat. In 1965, the county was absorbed by Utah County.
The fort was originally built as a way to defend against hostile Indians, but was abandoned several times. In 1855, it was rebuilt with protective masonry and walls that were 10 feet high and 4 feet thick. It was eventually abandoned in 1874, and a small community still remains in the area. Most of the town’s residents are employed at the Tooele Army Depot nearby.
Things to do
24th of July celebration – Cedar Fort is a small, sleepy town but locals love the annual 24th of July celebration! The town hosts a huge water fight followed by chuck wagon breakfast the next day, a parade, a carnival, and a rodeo.
Smokin Rose Ranch – The ranch is a 12 acre, 6 stall horse stable offering riding lessons, horse training, horse boarding, a horse hotel, retirement boarding, summer camps, birthday parties, and much more.
Places of Interest
Cedar Fort School – The historic two room schoolhouse is located on Center Street and was built in 1909. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Cedar Valley Country Store – For most residents, the country store is perfect if you need to grab a few items. However, most do their shopping in nearby Eagle Mountain or Lehi.
Cedar Fort is part of the Alpine School District. The school district encompases most of Utah County and a portion of the city of Draper in Salt Lake County. It is the largest school district in Utah.