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Tempe in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Double Butte Cemetery

 
 
Double Butte Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 15, 2010
1. Double Butte Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Tempe's first cemetery, named for the Buttes in the background, was established before 1900. It was located on 80 acres of high ground because lower areas were waterlogged. Members of Tempe's best-known families lie here, along with victims of hangings, shootings and runaway horses.

The Tempe Cemetery Association managed it for many years but in the mid-1950's the City of Tempe took charge and instituted many improvements.

This plaque is a memorial to those who served in all wars and is a bicentennial project of the American Legion Auxiliary.
 
Erected by Tempe Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 24.283′ N, 111° 58.367′ W. Marker is in Tempe, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from West Broadway Road south of Maricopa Freeway (Interstate 10). Click for map. Marker is in the southeast corner of the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2505 West Broadway Road, Tempe AZ 85282, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Niels Petersen House (approx. one mile away); Farmer - Goodwin Mansion (approx. 2 miles away); Tempe Hardware Building
Double Butte Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 15, 2010
2. Double Butte Cemetery Marker
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Tempe Bakery/Hackett House (approx. 2.4 miles away); "The Old Church" (approx. 2.5 miles away); Hayden House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Site of Hayden's Ferry (approx. 2.5 miles away); Hunt Bass Hatchery (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tempe.
 
Also see . . .  Tempe Double Butte Cemetery (Pioneer Section). Double Butte Cemetery is the town's first cemetery; it is significant for being contemporaneous with the founding of Tempe. (Submitted on August 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Double Butte Cemetery Marker With Buttes in the Background image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 15, 2010
3. Double Butte Cemetery Marker With Buttes in the Background
Frankenberg grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2015
4. Frankenberg grave
Josephine Frankenberg (? – 1949). Frankenberg was a nurse who nursed many victims of the Great Influenza epidemic of 1918, back to health. Frankenberg is buried in section B
Charles Trumbull Hayden grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2015
5. Charles Trumbull Hayden grave
Charles Trumbull Hayden (1825-1900). Hayden was the founder of the city of Tempe and the Arizona State University. He is the father of U.S. Senator Carl T. Hayden. He is buried in section B
Carl Trumball Hayden grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2015
6. Carl Trumball Hayden grave
Carl Trumball Hayden (1877- 1972). Hayden was the first United States Senator to serve seven terms. He served as Arizona’s first representative for eight terms before entering the Senate, Hayden set the record for longest serving member of the United States Congress more than a decade before his retirement from politics. He is buried in section B
Albert E. Miller grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2015
7. Albert E. Miller grave
Albert E. Miller (1859-1909). Albert was the son of Tempe pioneer Winchester Miller. He was a founding member of the Tempe National Bank. Miller is buried in section B
Cummins graves image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2015
8. Cummins graves
Margaret Cummins (1853-1930) and Aaron Cummins (1840-1919). The Cummins were a pioneers who acquired the undeveloped lot 10 of block 1 of the Farmers Addition in 1908. Cummins is buried in section B
Dr. Fenn John Hart grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2015
9. Dr. Fenn John Hart grave
Dr. Fenn John Hart (1859-1935). Dr. Fenn John Hart was the first Mayor of Tempe. He served as such from 1894 to 1896. Hart is buried in section B
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,079 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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