Dover Cemetery ~ 422
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 12.430 W 111° 53.770
12S E 422625 N 4340149
Quick Description: This historical marker, erected by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, is located in the cemetery for the ghost town of Dover.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 12/16/2013 11:34:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMJQ7E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 5

Long Description:

Dover Cemetery

In 1875, John E. Forsgren, assisted by others from Santaquin, attempted to establish a community after "The Order of Enoch" on the west side of Sevier River, but failed in their scheme. Under leadership of William Robinson, in 1877, the area was resettled and called Dover. At its peak there were 50 homes, a store and a community building. River floods ruined crops and swarms of mosquitoes brought diphtheria epidemics. The death rate was very high. By 1900, all the town people had left, leaving only the dead behind. Zina Pickett bought the cemetery land and gave the deed to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

1982 · · · No. 422 · · · South Sanpete County

Marker Name: Dover Cemetery

Marker Number: 422

Marker Text:
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