Settlement of Scipio
In 1860, thirteen latter-day saint families
settled round valley. Brigham Young visited
them in May 1863 and advised, because of the
Indians, they move their settlement away
from the mountain area. He accompanied the
men to the center of the valley, laid out the
townsite, designated the location for a public
square and center of the town, and named it Scipio.
A log room was built, which served for church,
school, and public meetings. In March 1869, an
L.D.S. ward was organized with Daniel Thompson
as first bishop. The bell on top of this monument
was used to call the people together.
Round Valley Camp
East Millard County, Utah