Grave of Brigham Young

Grave of Brigham Young (HM16NJ)

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Salt Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 46.201', W 111° 53.132'

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Prophet - Pioneer - Statesman

Born June 1, 1801, at Whitingham, Vermont
Died August 29, 1877, at Salt Lake City, Utah

Brigham Young, second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints succeeded Joseph Smith, founder of the Church, who was martyred at Carthage, Illinois. He was chosen as leader of the people in 1844 and sustained as President of the Church December 27, 1847.
Earlier that year he led the Mormon Pioneers from Winter Quarters (Omaha) to the Salt Lake Valley, arriving here July 24. In 1849 he became Governor of the Provisional State of Deseret and in 1850 Governor of the Territory of Utah.
This tablet erected in honor of their beloved leader by the Young Men's and Young Women's Mutual Improvement Associations, which were organized under his direction.
HM NumberHM16NJ
Marker Number78
Year Placed1938
Placed ByUtah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 9:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 425266 N 4513604
Decimal Degrees40.77001667, -111.88553333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.201', W 111° 53.132'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 12.06" N, 111° 53' 7.92" W
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Area Code(s)801
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130-132 E 1st Ave, Salt Lake City UT 84111, US
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