Ephraim in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Ephraim Pioneer Cemetery
Numerous markers bear names of young children, as various diseases and malnutrition took a terrible toll in those early years. Ornate oolite, granite and simple wooden markers dot the cemetery, most engraved with loving words, poetry and decorative emblems. A striking granite marker designates the burial site of seven pioneers who were massacred by Indians in 1865. Seven Ephraimites, who drowned in Funks' Lake
For many years, the cemetery had an unkempt appearance until 1990 when the present transformation occurred under the direction of the Ephraim Pioneer Cemetery Committee.
Erected 1995 by Fort Ephraim Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 483.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 39° 23.392′ N, 111° 35.079′ W. Marker is in Ephraim, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is on Pioneer Cemetery Road, 0.9 miles north of U.S. 89, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ephraim UT 84627, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Dorius, Jr., House and Barn (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Old Fort (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Ephraim (approx. 2 miles away); Ephraim Co-op Building (approx. 2 miles away); Ephraim Settlement (approx. 2 miles away); Snow Academy Building (approx. 2 miles away); Ephraim Relief Society Granary (approx. 2 miles away); Hansen-Sparks Home (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ephraim.
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