Granger Community Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 41° 35.502 W 109° 58.060
12T E 586040 N 4604959
Quick Description: This Historical Marker is located on the northwest side of Walter Banks Drive, just south of the intersection with 3rd Street in Granger, Wyoming.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 9/27/2012 11:23:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMFCB8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member robbdogg120
Views: 1

Long Description:
Granger Community Cemetery

This cemetery began as a cluster of graves along pioneer trails. Eventually, the cemetery came to include burials of transcontinental railroad workers, area ranchers and townsfolk. Infant and child graves predominate, which is typical of early western cemeteries. The cemetery remained an unofficial burial place until the Town of Granger was incorporated in 1914 and began maintaining it as a community facility. Largely unused in recent years, the cemetery's last burial was in 1942. A 2011 historical study located thirty graves, eight of which were previously identified. The remainder are unmarked and unknown.

Marker Name: Granger Community Cemetery

Marker Type: City

Group Responsible for Placement: Sweetwater County Historical Society

Marker Number: None

Addtional Information: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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