Salt Lake City Cemetery
The cemetery is located above 4th Avenue and east of N Street in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It covers over 150 acres (0.61 km2) and contains 91⁄2 miles of roads.
The first burial occurred on September 27, 1848, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel H. Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres (81,000 m2) at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres (81,000 m2) officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
- Arave, Lynn (19 May 1999), "SL Cemetery Is Alive with History - The Famous and the Humble Rest in Peace Together", Deseret News
- Hilton, Linda K.; Andrus, Rob; Opfermann, Ben (1995), The Famous and Infamous: a guide to the Salt Lake City Cemetery (map), Salt Lake City: Mohawk Publishing, ISBN 0-9648578-0-4, OCLC 39385266
- "Headstone at graves of George Wallace children". Salt Lake City: SLC Parks & Public Lands. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
- Burke, Leann (19 July 2013), "Salt Lake City Cemetery: Where Mormon history lives", The Salt Lake Tribune, retrieved 16 August 2013
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Salt Lake City Cemetery.|
- Official website
- Cemeteries & Burials, Heritage.utah.gov
- Salt Lake City Cemetery at Find A Grave
- Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Salt Lake County, Utah, The Political Graveyard
- Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) No. UT-2, "Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Avenue/N Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT", 12 photos, 10 data pages, 2 photo caption pages
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Salt Lake City Cemetery