Zion Cemetery was founded in 1883. Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to our mission of serving all people entrusted to us with care, respect, and dignity.
Zion Cemetery does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
The Board of the Zion Cemetery Association is formed of volunteers, who dedicate their time and energy to the cemetery because they want to see it preserved and lovingly maintained.
Did you know?
… the cemetery originally contained a stable and a barn, as well as a picnic shelter. Families could eat before beginning the journey back to the city.
… in 1923, a dahlia garden was established at the cemetery. In 1933, the Cemetery Board entered their dahlias in a flower show.
… in 1885, the cemetery posted signs prohibiting tying your horse to a tree, picking flowers, working on a grave on a Sunday, and walking across graves. Shortly thereafter, they collected $4 in fines.
… the first interment at the cemetery was in December 1883.
… all grave sales since 1920 have included Perpetual Care.
Old Picker’s Cemetery
In 1917, people were moved from Holy Ghost Cemetery (“Old Picker’s”) to Zion. Here is an article on what we know about that transfer at this time.