Central in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Burial Sites
Since the erection of the memorial by Major Carleton, several local families, including the Platts, Lytles, and Burgesses, have preserved and protected the graves in this area from being desecrated by souvenir hunters, land developers, curiosity seekers, and other intruders. In 1999, the Mountain Meadows Association collaborated with The Church of
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 37° 28.617′ N, 113° 37.933′ W. Marker is in Central, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Highway 18. Click for map. There is a marked parking area just off the highway and then a foot path that leads you to the plaque. Marker is in this post office area: Central UT 84722, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Spanish Trail and The California Road (within shouting distance of this marker); 1990 Mountain Meadows Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mountain Meadows Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial Mountain Meadows Massacre (approx. ¾ mile away); American Legion Hiatt-Hunt Post 80 (approx. 7.8 miles away); Hannah Louise Leavitt Terry (approx. 7.8 miles away); Eliza Jane Pulsipher Terry (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Central.
Also see . . . Mountain Meadows Association. (Submitted on December 26, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
In June 2011, the Mountain Meadows Site was designated as a National Historic Landmark.
— Submitted September 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 985 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Close up pictures of the burial vault and new wall. • Can you help?