Escalante and Father Dominguez entered the Enoch area in the fall of
1776. They founded a route which was known as the Old Spanish Trail.
Markers and remnants of the Old Spanish Trail traverse from the northeast
corner of Enoch in a western direction, through the northwest corner
of the Garden Park Subdivision, and on to the Iron Springs area in the
Springs, Johnson's Fort, or Enoch as it is now known, is located six
miles northeast of Cedar City, and twelve miles southwest of Parowan.
Utah was settled by pioneers under the direction of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints. Settlers were sent by companies to establish
communities throughout the state.
histories have been told and retold, and then accepted as the way Enoch
was first settled. In an effort to correct the conflicts that were present,
Marjorie R. Christiansen, as secretary for the Genealogy Committee wrote
to the Historian's Office in Salt Lake City. Historian Earl E. Olson
replied with the following excerpts from the journal of the founder
of Enoch, Joel H. Johnson. The journal entries read as follows: