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Near Central in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
1. Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial Marker
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Built and maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Out of respect for those who died and were buried here and in the surrounding area following the massacre of 1857.
 
Erected 1999 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 37° 28.532′ N, 113° 38.619′ W. Marker is near Central, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Utah Route 18 at milepost 30.5. After turning off highway 18, there is a dirt road to the left that leads to the memorial. 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 Burial Sites (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Old Spanish Trail and The California Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1990 Mountain Meadows Monument
Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
2. Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Mountain Meadows Massacre (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Mountain Meadows Massacre (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hannah Louise Leavitt Terry (approx. 7.6 miles away); Eliza Jane Pulsipher Terry (approx. 7.6 miles away); Mary Ann Pulsipher Terry (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Central.
 
More about this memorial. This marker was originally placed in 1932 by the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmark Association, number 17 in their series.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Mountain Meadows Association. (Submitted on September 3, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
 
Additional keywords. 1999 Mountain Meadows Monument
The Burial Site
 
Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
3. Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial
Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
4. Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial
Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
5. Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial
View from Dan Sill Hill.
This is the historic campsite at the south end of the valley. This was a traditional stopping place for pack mule trains traversing the Old Spanish Trail. At this site, the Baker-Fancher Train camped in 1857 and on September 7 the initial siege of the Mountain Meadows massacre took place. Stone monuments with plaques were erected in 1859 and 1932 and a new plaque in 1990.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 960 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on July 5, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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