Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Central in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial

 
 
Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
1. Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial Marker
Inscription. 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 series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Just as you turn off highway 18, there is a dirt road to the left that will take you to the memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Central UT 84722, United States of America.
 
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 (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
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
(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.
 
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

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 786 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement