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Spring City in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Spring City Pioneer Cemetery

 
 
Spring City Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2018
1. Spring City Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The pioneers of Spring City established a cemetery at this location in 1857. It is in the shape of the State of Utah. The earliest known burial was that of Newton Devine Allred in 1857. Three men who were casualties of the Black Hawk War, James Meek, Martin Andrew Johansen, and Lars Alexander Justesen, were buried here in 1867 and 1868. Isaac Allred, brother of James Allred founder of Spring City, was interred in 1870.
Many of the markers were of local sandstone, and the elements have washed away some of the names and dates. This cemetery was nearly covered with wooden markers, mostly children’s graves. Some graves were marked with only a square stone at the head and a smaller one at the foot, and still others with a pile of rocks. The last person buried here was Isaac Morton Behunin in 1910. This cemetery was then filled and a new location was found.
 
Erected 1988 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 443.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included
Spring City Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2018
2. Spring City Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Marker is concealed by fence.
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in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 39° 28.881′ N, 111° 29.646′ W. Marker is in Spring City, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is on North 100 East north of East 200 North, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spring City UT 84662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Behunin-Beck House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spring City (approx. 0.2 miles away); City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Firehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sandstrom's Pool and Dance Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lyceum Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spring City Confectionery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rasmus Justesen House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring City.
 
James Meek grave site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2018
3. James Meek grave site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Jun. 28, 2022