Utah Territorial Prison Cemetery (Defunct)

Also known as Sugar House Prison Cemetery (Defunct)

Location
E 2100 S
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84105 USA
Memorials 1 added

Search Utah Territorial Prison Cemetery (Defunct):

November 1957
Beginning in the second week of November 1957, all 29 graves in the cemetery of the old state prison were moved to the new prison in Bluffdale. The cemetery at the old prison was located east of the old east wall and "down over a small hill near 15th East and 21st South." The project was reported as taking about a week to complete and prison farm labor was used. Due to a loss of some records during the move of the prison from Sugar House to Bluffdale in 1951, the names of only 14 of the 29 men buried in the cemetery were known at the time of the move. (Deseret News, November 6, 1957)

May 1987
The remains of 14 persons moved from the old prison site in 1957, were exhumed in May 1987, cremated and interred in two plots in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. The reason for the action was that the "site was vulnerable to vandalism." The new graves were to be dedicated on June 11. (Deseret News, May 31, 1987)

GPS Coordinates: 40.72491, -111.85105

  • Added: 3 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2608633