1846-53This historic cemetery of Kanesville (now Council Bluffs) was created as the resting place for the mortal remains of several hundred Mormon pioneers. From 1846 to 1853, thousands of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons) lived in this area as they prepared for the westward trek to Utah. Most of the early Mormon pioneers buried here died of disease, exposure, accidents, and other effects of the harsh frontier life. Their graves are at the high east end of the cemetery. Weather has destroyed all but a few of the headstones.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Mormon Pioneer Trail series|
|Placed By||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, April 17th, 2016 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 261120 N 4572421|
|Decimal Degrees||41.26791667, -95.85180000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 16.075', W 95° 51.108'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 16' 4.5" N, 95° 51' 6.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-298 Lafayette Ave, Council Bluffs IA 51503, US|
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