St. Thomas Memorial Cemetery

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St. Thomas Memorial Cemetery
St. Thomas Memorial Cemetery is located in Nevada
St. Thomas Memorial Cemetery
St. Thomas Memorial Cemetery is located in the US
St. Thomas Memorial Cemetery
LocationMagnasite Rd. off Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton, Nevada
Coordinates36°31′14″N 114°26′7″W / 36.52056°N 114.43528°W / 36.52056; -114.43528Coordinates: 36°31′14″N 114°26′7″W / 36.52056°N 114.43528°W / 36.52056; -114.43528
Area5.1 acres (2.1 ha)
Built1935 (1935)
NRHP reference #04001529[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 20, 2005

St. Thomas Memorial Cemetery located in Overton, Nevada was listed on the United States' National Register of Historic Places on February 1, 2005.[1]

History[edit]

The cemetery was associated with the early Mormon settlements in the area, including St. Thomas, Nevada. It was moved to its present location in 1935 to remove it from area to be covered by Lake Mead following the construction of Hoover Dam. For a short period it was referred to as Mead Lake Cemetery before finally acquiring the name of St. Thomas Memorial Cemetery. The cemetery is maintained by the community.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "St. Thomas Memorial Cemetery". USGenWeb Archives. Retrieved 29 March 2012.

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