Pioneer and Military Memorial Park

Location
13th Avenue and W Jefferson Avenue
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85007 USA
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The Pioneer & Military Memorial Park is comprised of seven historic cemeteries which were in use between 1884 and 1914. The cemeteries are: Ancient Order of United Workmen (AOUW) Cemetery, Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery, Knights of Pythias (K of P) Cemetery, Loosley Cemetery (also known as City Cemetery), Masons Cemetery, Porter Cemetery, and Rosedale Cemetery.

After the city of Phoenix was incorporated, the fraternal orders of the city purchased Block 32. They used the east half of the block for their own cemeteries and sold the west half to others for cemetery use.

In May 1988, the seven historic cemeteries were officially designated as the Pioneer & Military Memorial Park with the dedication of the Avenue of Flags and the addition of a new fence. The eleven-acre cemetery grounds are surrounded by a wrought-iron fence and gates that are kept padlocked except when volunteers are present.

Memorial entries should be made in the appropriate historic cemetery and not in this memorial park, which is a grouping of the individual cemeteries.

GPS Coordinates: 33.44647, -112.09038

  • Added: 11 Jul 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2617627