Cove Fort was constructed in 1867. Prior
to its construction, the site was
occupied by a ranch-fort erected by the Charles William Willden family in 1860.
The abandonment of Fort Willden in 1865 left travelers without a sanctuary,
this site on Cove Creek was the natural location for a night's encampment.
This fort gave sanctuary to travelers, U.S. Mail Carriers, Deseret Telegraph
operators, and stagecoach line operators.
Cove Fort is located northeast of the junction of I-15 and I-70,
in the southeast corner of Millard County, twenty miles
south of Kanosh and twenty-four miles north of Beaver.