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Mesa Cemetery - Burial Records
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona

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Mesa Cemetery

GPS: 33.438746, -111.832393

1212 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

Date published: November 10, 2017
Total records: 38,154

Mesa Cemetery is owned and managed by the City of Mesa.

History

Mesa's first small cemetery was established in 1883, following a smallpox epidemic that claimed the lives of 44 residents. As the community grew, more space was needed, and in 1891, land was purchased along Center Street north of Brown Road for this purpose.

To the north of the Cemetery office is a section dedicated to "those persons unknown buried during the Great Depression". The area reflects on a bleak period of American history when even permanent memorials were a luxury.

During World War II, an airbase was constructed in Mesa for the training of U.S. and British fighter pilots. More than 2,000 pilots were trained at this airfield, Falcon Field, which today serves as a municipal airport. Twenty-three British cadets and one American pilot were killed in air accidents during Falcon Field's four years as a training facility, and these individuals are buried in a special section, located near the center of Mesa Cemetery.

Cemetery Records

Records published here were acquired from the City of Mesa only November 10, 2017. They include dates of burial up through March 2016.

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