Burials in the Pioneer & Military Memorial Park
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There is no actual cemetery named 'Pioneer Cemetery' in Phoenix. The official name of the seven cemeteries located in the vicinity of 14th Avenue and Madison Street is the Pioneer & Military Memorial Park. Our organization's name, Pioneers' Cemetery Association, Inc., was chosen to reflect our interest in all of Arizona's historic cemeteries.
This list of burials in the historic Phoenix cemeteries is a work in progress. We take responsibility for typos and transcription errors and add our apologies. In the various sources used, there were conflicting spellings, dates, burial locations, and even names for a single person.
Please be aware that the death records naming the burial place may have used different names for the same cemetery. Loosley and City Cemetery refer to the same cemetery. Rosedale is sometimes called Loring or Walker. The GAR and Confederate (or ex-Confederate) cemeteries are both sections of Porter Cemetery.
Records show that between two and three hundred burials were later moved from these cemeteries, the majority of them to what is now Greenwood Memory Lawn. In most cases, the markers were also moved to the new burial site. We have chosen to include these names on our list since the records show that the first interment was made in one of the downtown cemeteries.
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