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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1859.
Location. 37° 28.617′ N, 113° 37.933′ W. Marker is in Central, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Highway 18. There is a marked parking area just off the highway and then a foot path that leads you to the plaque. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Central UT 84722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 The Mountain Meadows Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named 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). Touch for a list and map 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,134 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Close up pictures of the burial vault and new wall. • Can you help?