Park Valley Cemetery
Park Valley, Box Elder County, Utah
Click here for:
* Directions to Cemetery
* Cemetery Burial Records - all records are on one page; may be slow loading
* Photos of some pioneer headstones
* Map - not available yet
State Highway 30 is the main road that runs through Park Valley. At the center of town are the local store and L.D.S. Church house.
Traveling east on Highway 30, pass the center of town. The first road on your left leads up to the cemetery. A gate and sign are visible from the road (the gate is not locked).
|Cemetery Age||104 years|
|First Burial||1896 - William Erastus Mecham|
|Last Burial||still in use|
|Number of Burial Spaces|
|Number of Burials to Date||approximately 125 identified|
In the early days of Park Valley, there were a few scattered graves. It was common at that time to bury a family member on his land. The community would rally around, with Erastus Carter and William Carter making many caskets, and Martha Burton and Jane Rose sewing burial clothes and lining the caskets.
The first community cemetery was located just north of the current public school. Digging was very hard at that site and there was trouble with water, so it was decided to establish a new cemetery at it's current location.
for this website was taken from a book on Park Valley, written by
Norine K. Carter, Letitia W. Palmer, and Dorothy K. Morris
taken by Annette Nelson - August, 1999
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