Grafton Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
N 37° 09.785 W 113° 04.862
12S E 315223 N 4114991
Quick Description: An old cemetery that is near a ghost town.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2007 10:50:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM29MZ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Jeremy
Views: 111

Long Description:
Grafton was settled in December 1859 by a group of saints led by Nathan C. Tenny. Due to common floods & Indian attacks the farming town never flourished. Its population peaked in 1864 (164) and was abandoned by the 1930s.

Grafton Cemetery is not being maintained by a government of community entity. It is left to the mercy of people and the environment. There has been a lot of vandalism of the cemetery. A number of markers have been destroyed or defaced. The cemetery is roughly 100 feet by 78 feet wide. Someone has placed a steel post / wire fence around the cemetery. This fence has rusted and is falling apart.

For more info see: http://www.lofthouse.com/USA/Utah/washington/cemetery/grafton.html http://www.utahcemeteries.org/index.html?pg=cemetery&cem_id=4&srch=
Earliest Burial: 09/05/1862

Latest Burial: 09/01/1924

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