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Salt Lake City Cemetery


Salt Lake City Cemetery

The northern section of the cemetery at night, looking towards Salt Lake City

The Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres (1.0 km2) and contains 912 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States.


  • History 1
  • See also 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5
  • External links 6


The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847,[1] when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the sexton.

The cemetery contains one British Commonwealth war grave, of a Canadian Army soldier of World War I.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Burial Information: WALLACE, MARY M. BABY". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah Division of State History. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  2. ^ [2] CWGC casualty record.


  • Arave, Lynn (1999-05-19), "S.L. Cemetery Is Alive with History The Famous and the Humble Rest in Peace Together",  
  • Hilton, Linda K.; Andrus, Rob; Opfermann, Ben (1995), The Famous and Infamous: a guide to the Salt Lake City Cemetery (map), Salt Lake City: Mohawk Publishing,  

Further reading

  • Burke, Leann (July 19, 2013), "Salt Lake City Cemetery: Where Mormon history lives",  

External links

  • Official website
  • Cemeteries & Burials,
  • Salt Lake City Cemetery at Find A Grave
  • Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Salt Lake County, Utah, The Political Graveyard
  • Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) No. UT-2, "Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 N Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT", 12 photos, 10 data pages, 2 photo caption pages
  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Salt Lake City Cemetery

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