Kaysville City Cemetery

500 East Crestwood
Kaysville, Utah  84037


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* Directions to Cemetery
* Hours

* Facts
* History

* Burials of Historical Significance
* Cemetery Burial Records
- records are available at the Utah Historical Society Burials Database)
* Map
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Directions: 
    On I-15, take Exit 331.  Turn east onto 200 North.  Go through light (at Main Street) to 500 East.  Turn north onto 500 East.  Cross Crestwood Road and enter Cemetery. 

 

Hours:
    Cemetery is closed from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

 

Facts: 

Owner Kaysville City, 23 East Center
Kaysville, Utah  84037
phone:  (801) 546-1235
Sexton Vance Garfield
Acreage 15.7 acres
Year Established 1861
First Burial 1857
Number of Burial Spaces 14,497
Number of Burials to Date approx. 6,500

History:

    Until land was set aside for a cemetery, residents of the Kaysville area were usually buried near the family home.  Records show Mary Ann Adams, oldest daughter of Elias Adams, was buried a short distance northwest of the Adams' home.  Two babies, Galbraith and Hooper were probably buried near their homes as well.  
   
In 1855 - soo
n after Grandison & Celia Raymond settled in the area - two of their small children, Alice, aged 11, and Bradley, almost three, died of diphtheria.  The snow was too deep to get to the cemetery, so the children were buried in the orchard by the rock home.  In 1857, Thomas Evans, Sr., was one of the first to be buried in the area now known as Kaysville Cemetery.
    When no undertakers were available and burials needed to be delayed, the bodies were packed in ice, provided by William Beesely -- from an ice-pond across the street from his home on Cemetery Street.  Later, John Barton provided undertaker services at his home. 
    Jane Wilkie Blood, who owned one of the few sewing machines in the community, provided burial clothes for many of the early settlers of Kaysville.
Samuel L. Jones carved beautiful headstones from marble and other materials in the early days.
    Crestwood Road was originally named "Cemetery Street".  After Ray Ashton purchased the Beesley* pioneer home,  he asked the city to rename the street.   They complied, and the street became known as "Crestwood Road."

Information taken from:
Kaysville Our Town, by Carol Iving Collett, a Bicentennial Community Project.  Copyright 1976 by Kaysville City.  Printed by Moench Letter Service, Salt Lake City, Utah.
History of Fruit Heights, Utah (Kaysville Mountain Road), by Inez Foy Barker.  1975.  Printed by YES Printing Service of Layton.
Aerial photo courtesy of Andy Wold

Burials of Historical Significance:  

  • Henry H. Blood, Governor of Utah was buried at Kaysville City Cemetery in 1942. 
  • Sterling W. Sill, an L.D.S. Church General Authority was buried at Kaysville City Cemetery in 1994.

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