Double Butte Cemetery - Tempe, AZ
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N 33° 24.321 W 111° 58.399
12S E 409493 N 3696648
Quick Description: A historic cemetery in Tempe, AZ
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 6/10/2010 6:13:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM90XH
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Long Description:
Tempe's first cemetery, named for the buttes in the background, was established before 1900. It was located on 80 acres of high ground because lower areas were waterlogged. Members of Tempe's best known families lie here, along with victims of hangings, shootings and runaway horses.

The Tempe Cemetery Association managed it for many years, but in the mid-1950's the City of Tempe took charge and instituted many improvements.

This plaque is a memorial to those who served in all wars and is a bicentennial project of the American Legion Auxiliary.

The cemetery is open sunrise to sunset. Please be respectful when you visit.
Marker Name: Double Butte Cemetery

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Maricopa

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Tempe Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society.

Year placed: unknown

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