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Quick History

Spanish Fork Utah is nestled at the south end of Utah County and against the Wasatch Mountain Range on the East. First explored by two Franciscan Friars named Silvestre Valez de Escalante and Francisco Atanasio de Dominguez. [1] The name "Spanish Fork" appeared many years later on John C. Fremont's map of the area published in 1845. . [2]
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  • 1850: Enoch Reece settled the first home, followed by Charles Ferguson and George Sevey.
  • 1852: 100 families had settled along the Spanish Fork River
  • 1852: Latter-day Saints founded a settlement called Palmyra west of the historic center of Spanish Fork [3]
  • 1853: A fort was established called “Fort Luke” at the base of Spanish Fork Canyon [4]




Spanish Fork City Cemetery

Located at 420 South 400 East, Spanish Fork

  • Cemetery Sexton: Chad Daybell
City Cemetery Records Building
420 South 400 East, Spanish Fork
Office 801-798-5020, Cell 801-318-5476

  • Cemetery Records: Marty Warren
Spanish Fork City Office Building
40 South Main Street, Suite 120
Office 801-804-4507

Information about the Spanish Fork Cemetery
  • Spanish Fork City Cemetery records, Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah [8]
  • Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah cemetery records, 1952-58 Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Mill Fork Cemetery

This cemetery is technically associated with Thistle, a town that was destroyed in 1984 after a landslide created a dam in Spanish Fork Canyon following a very wet winter and rapid spring warming which caused fast snow melt, which flooded out both east and south of the present-day junction for US-89 at US-6, and the cemetery was before the flooding more off the old highway alignment for US 6 which ran south and below where it does now, the new road put the cemetery within easy access for those seeking to find graves within it.

Transcription & Gravestone Projects

Church History and Records

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  1. Leland
  2. Spanish Fork
  3. Spanish Fork 1
  4. Spanish Fork 2
  5. Spanish Fork 3
  6. Spanish Fork 4
  7. Spanish Fork 5



Vital Records

Marriage Records

Death Records

Footnotes and Sources

  1. History of Spanish Fork
  2. History of Spanish Fork
  3. History of Spanish Fork
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History. p. 824 WorldCat 22164863
  5. Heart Throbs of the West (SLC: DUP, 1939-1947) 12 vols. FHL 979.2 H2 WorldCat 5762737 Provo City Library
  6. Our Pioneer Heritage / compiled by Kate B. Carter (Salt Lake City: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1958-1977 FHL 979.2 H2 20 volumesWorldCat 2685817 Provo City Library
  7. "FHLC Book 979.2 D3e" (Salt Lake City, Utah : Western Epics, 1966).
    Vol. 1 part 1 (Family History Archives)
    Vol. 1 part 2 (Family History Archives)
  8. Spanish Fork City Cemetery records, Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah FHL 2117 Item 16


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