Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Town #65: FILLMORE est. 1851
Fillmore was settled when Brigham Young, then governor of the territory of Utah, decided to have the the capitol in a centralized location. Fillmore was named for President Millard Fillmore who appointed Brigham Young as governor. Fillmore was the territorial capital for several years before they moved it back up north to Salt Lake City. They had started building the capitol building before they left, but only one wing was finished. That wing is now a state park. Fillmore is the capitol of Millard county, which was also named for the president. Now Fillmore is just one more sleepy farming community in central Utah.