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Double Butte Cemetery (City of Tempe Cemetery)
Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona

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Double Butte Cemetery

GPS: 33.407483, -111.975959

2505 W. Broadway Rd
Tempe AZ 85282

Published: June 29, 2016
Total records: 11,774

Double Butte Cemetery is owned and maintained by the City of Tempe.


The cemetery was founded in 1888 on the baseline of the Double Butte Mountain for which it is named. Many people were buried at this location before it was officially designated as a cemetery. This led to some local citizens forming the Tempe Cemetery Association in an effort to formally manage it as a cemetery. The property was donated to the Association by Niels Peterson in 1888. The cemetery took on financial hardship during the Great Depression. This lead to poorly maintained grounds.

In 1958, the City of Tempe took over the cemetery.

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Records published here were acquired from the City of Tempe on Jun 29, 2016. It covers dates of burial up through November 2015.

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