Fitch Cemetery

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Fitch Cemetery
Fitch Cemetery is located in Utah
Fitch Cemetery
Nearest cityEureka, Utah
United States
Coordinates39°56′14″N 112°09′07″W / 39.93722°N 112.15194°W / 39.93722; -112.15194Coordinates: 39°56′14″N 112°09′07″W / 39.93722°N 112.15194°W / 39.93722; -112.15194
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built1920
MPSTintic Mining District MRA
NRHP reference No.79003471[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 14, 1979

The Fitch Cemetery, located west of Eureka, Utah, United States,[2] was established in 1920 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

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The cemetery is a private cemetery, which is not typically eligible for National Register listing. But the 1977 nomination asserts that "the Fitch burial area represents a most unique factor in U. S. mining history; namely, the fact that an entrepreneurial family not only lived in the locale of their mine but also are buried there. In fact, in 1975 a member died in New York, and the remains were flown to Utah for internment [sic] at the family cemetery."[3]

The cemetery includes a headstone for Walter Fitch (1854-1937) and Exilda Fitch (1857-1948).[3]

It is located on just off U.S. Route 6, but is more easily accessed by heading north off Utah State Route 36.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Google (July 22, 2020). "Fitch Cemetery" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Philip. F. Notarianni (October 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Historic Resources of the Tintic Mining District". National Park Service. Retrieved June 12, 2019. (Linked text is extract from full document here. Fitch Cemetery covered on pages 1-2 in appendix: Individual Sites in the Tintic Multi Resource District.) With accompanying photo from 1977

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