Spanish Fork, Utah

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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]


Biography and Histories


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
  • Cemetery deeds, 1866-1978 [9]

Cemetery deeds, v. A-B 1886-1924 [10]
Cemetery deeds, v. C-D (p. 1-235) 1924-1946[11]
Cemetery deeds, v. D-2 (p. 236-end), v. E-1 (p. 1-250) [12]
Cemetery deeds, v. E-2 (p. 251-end), v. F-G 1962-1978[13]

  • Cemetery records, 1866-1898 [14]
  • Spanish Fork City Cemetery records, Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah [15]
  • Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah, cemetery records [16]
  • Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah cemetery records, 1952-58 [17]

Spanish Fork Pioneer Cemetery

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



Spanish Fork Press (Spanish Fork, Utah) : the home of pride and progress [19] From 1972, some additions may be missing.

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 on the Rio de Aguas Caliente FHL 979.224/S3 H2a
  9. Cemetery deeds, 1866-1978 Spanish Fork (Utah). City Recorder.
  10. Film FHL 1654570 Items 2-3,
  11. Film FHL 1654572,
  12. Film FHL 1654573,
  13. Film FHL 1654571
  14. Cemetery records, 1866-1898 Sexton Records. Film {{FHL|1654570 Item 1]]
  15. Spanish Fork City Cemetery records, Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah FHL 2117 Item 16
  16. Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah, cemetery records Carter, Nora W. Published 1944 FHL 979.224/S3 V3
  17. Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah cemetery records, 1952-58 Carter, Nora W. FHL 979.2 A1 can view digital copy at Digital Copy Spanish Fork Cemetery Records 1952-1958
  18. Pioneers buried in Spanish Fork City Smith, Nicholas FHL 164644
  19. Spanish Fork Press (Spanish Fork, Utah) : the home of pride and progress Film FHL 2405783