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Pima County, Arizona Cemeteries
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Pima County, Arizona is a county with one urbanized center, so almost all of the cemeteries in the county, including the largest ones, are located within the Tucson metropolitan area. There are presently about 13 cemeteries in existence, and most are large, modern ones.
These larger cemeteries are often subdivided into smaller ones for particular religions and many of the divisions within the large cemeteries have their own individual names. Therefore, once one arrives to find a particular ancestor's headstone, he may need to know, if it is possible, the religion that person may have been an adherent of in order to more quickly find the grave.
However, that may not always be the case, so be sure to check with the cemetery office to see if the person may be buried in another part of the cemetery if you are not sure or are unable to find it once you have arrived.
All Faiths Cemetery
This cemetery is unique among the larger cemeteries in Tucson. Instead of a grassy lawn, the burials are in a natural desert setting. It is also the only one of the larger cemeteries to contain a cemetery for those of the Islamic faith.
Probably one of the oldest cemeteries in the Tucson area, Binghamton was established in 1899 by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is called 'Binghamton' because of a small settlement which at that time was some distance separated from the town of Tucson as it then existed. Eventually the settlement was absorbed into the Tucson area, and while it may appear in some maps, is no longer functioning.
The cemetery is of good size for a religion-specific cemetery, but not large like the other, more widely known cemeteries in the area. Like All Faiths, the desert surroundings have been maintained, including saguaro cacti, and some of the families that have ancestors intered there have decorated the graves themselves with light but interesting decorations and a few have a small bench beside them. Also, while the settlement for which the cemetery is named no longer functions, burials take place there on a regular basis although infrequently.
Evergreen Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in the Tucson area, it adjoins another cemetery that is to the north of it, and is located on the corner of Oracle Road and Miracle Mile Strip (both streets are also SR-77). Maps printed before the mid-60s and after the mid-90s show Oracle as continuing south, but inside those dates Miracle Mile continues south past this cemetery. Has multiple sections for various religious affiliations of those who are buried there, although there may on occasion be other burials in the same sections.
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