Salt Lake City Cemetery

Salt Lake City Cemetery

The Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. 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 encompasses over convert|250|acre|km2 and contains 9 1/2 miles of roads. It's the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States.


The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed twenty acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the twenty acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.

Plot shortage

As of July 1 2006, prices for plots have been increased to $700. As of late 2006, only 4,300 cemetery plots remain unsold. Cemetery officials predict that the cemetery will be completely sold out in 10 to 15 years.

Notable burials

*Truman O. Angell (1810-1887), LDS Architect of Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake Tabernacle, and other edifices
*Melvin J. Ballard (1873-1939), LDS Church Apostle
*Wallace Bennett (1898-1993), U.S. Senator
*Adam S. Bennion (1886-1958), LDS Church Apostle
*John Milton Bernhisel (1799-1881), Delegate to U.S. Congress from Utah Territory
*Albert E. Bowen (1875-1953), LDS Church Apostle
*Hugh B. Brown (1883-1975), LDS Church Apostle
*John Thomas Caine (1829-1911), Delegate to U.S. Congress from Utah Territory
*Charles A. Callis (1865-1947), LDS Church Apostle
*George Q. Cannon (1827-1901), LDS Church Apostle and Delegate to U.S. Congress from Utah Territory
*Sylvester Q. Cannon (1877-1943), LDS Church Apostle
*Thomas Battersby Child (1888-1963), Creator of the Gilgal Sculpture Garden
*J. Reuben Clark (1871-1961), LDS Church Apostle, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and U.S. Undersecretary of State
*Rudger Clawson (1857-1943), LDS Church Apostle
*Matthew Cowley (1897-1953), LDS Church Apostle
*John Christopher Cutler (1846-1928), Utah Governor
*Richard L. Evans (1906-1971), LDS Church Apostle
*James C. Fletcher (1919-1991), Administrator of NASA and University of Utah President
*David Fullmer (1803-1879), Utah politician.
*Heber J. Grant (1856-1945), LDS Church President
*Jedediah M. Grant (1816-1856), LDS Church Apostle and Salt Lake City's first Mayor
*Anthony W. Ivins (1852-1934), LDS Church Apostle
*Conrad B. Harrison (1911-2008), Salt Lake City Mayor
*Alonzo A. Hinckley (1870-1936), LDS Church Apostle
*Gordon B. Hinckley (1910-2008), LDS Church President
*William Henry Hooper (1813-1882), Delegate to U.S. Congress from Utah Territory
*Howard W. Hunter (1907-1995), LDS Church President
*William Jennings (1823-1886), Salt Lake City Mayor
*Karl G. Maeser (1828-1901), President of Brigham Young Academy (forerunner of Brigham Young University), 1876-1892
*Herbert B. Maw (1893-1990), Utah Governor
*Neal A. Maxwell (1926-2004), LDS Church Apostle
*David O. McKay (1873-1970), LDS Church President
*Joseph F. Merrill (1868-1952), LDS Church Apostle
*George Q. Morris (1874-1962), LDS Church Apostle
*Frank Moss (1911-2003), U.S. Senator
*Henry D. Moyle (1889-1963), LDS Church Apostle
*Charles W. Penrose (1832-1925), LDS Church Apostle
*William Wines Phelps (1792-1872), early LDS Church Leader and song-writer
*Orson Pratt (1811-1881), LDS Church Apostle
*Parley P. Pratt (1807-1857), LDS Church Apostle. (In April 2008, family members announced that Pratt will be buried in a family plot shortly)
*Calvin L. Rampton (1913-2007), Utah Governor
*Joseph Rawlins (1850-1926), U.S. Senator
*George F. Richards (1861-1950), LDS Church Apostle
*Willard Richards (1804-1854), LDS Church Apostle
*Porter Rockwell (1813 or 1815-1878), bodyguard to Joseph Smith, Jr and Brigham Young
*Desdamona Wadsworth Fullmer Smith (1809-1886). Wife of Joseph Smith
*George Albert Smith (1870-1951), LDS Church President
*Hyrum Mack Smith (1872-1918), LDS Church Apostle
*Joseph F. Smith (1838-1918), LDS Church President
*Joseph Fielding Smith (1876-1972), LDS Church President
*Erastus Snow (1818-1888), LDS Church Apostle
*William Spry (1864-1929), Utah Governor
*James E. Talmage (1862-1933), LDS Church Apostle, scientist, and University of Utah President
*N. Eldon Tanner (1898-1982), LDS Church Apostle and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada
*John Taylor (1808-1887), LDS Church President
*Elbert Thomas (1883-1953), U.S. Senator
*Daniel Hamner Wells (1814-1891), LDS Church Apostle and Salt Lake City Mayor
*Heber Manning Wells (1859-1938), Utah's first Governor
*Orson F. Whitney (1855-1931), LDS Church Apostle
*John A. Widtsoe (1872-1952), LDS Church Apostle and University of Utah President
*Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898), LDS Church President
*John M. Young (1791-1870), Former Mayor of Salt Lake City and brother of Brigham Young


*cite book | title=The famous and infamous : a guide to the Salt Lake City Cemetery, includes LDS prophets, pioneers, artists & politicians, special monuments, Brigham Young's wives | author=Hilton, Linda K. | year=1995 | publisher=Mohawk Publishing | id=ISBN 0-9648578-0-4

External links

* [ Official Site]
* [ Political Graveyard - a listing of politicians by burial place]
* [ Utah Cemetery Burials Database]

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