Mormon Cemetery - Pioneer Mormon Cemetery, Omaha

Mormon Cemetery - Pioneer Mormon Cemetery, Omaha (must see)

The Mormon Pioneer Cemetery is located at 3301 State Street in present-day Florence at the north end of the city. The Cemetery is the burial site of hundreds of Mormon pioneers who lived in Winter Quarters, a temporary settlement that lasted from 1846 to 1848 as the settlers moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. It was designated a landmark by the City of Omaha in 1990.

Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) indicate that 359 Mormon pioneers were buried at the site. Remnants of three of the graves are visible today, uncovered during the erection of a commemorative monument in 1936. The monument, a bronze statue by Salt Lake City artist Avard Fairbanks, depicts parents who have committed the body of an infant to the grave. The graves of a number of Florence residents are also located in the cemetery. The community of Florence began to use the cemetery several years after the departure of the Mormons and prior to the Mormons the area had been used as an Indian burial ground. With the exception of a commemorative marker in the nearby city park, the cemetery is the only visible reminder of the Mormon settlement.

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Sight Name: Mormon Cemetery - Pioneer Mormon Cemetery
Sight Location: Omaha, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Omaha Historic Florence Walk  

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