The details of the plaque memorializing the cemetery and the Union Fort pioneers. See History of Union Fort Cemetery for the details on the history of the cemetery and this plaque.
Rufus Forbush buried his wife, Polly Clark,
at this spot on 22 August 1851. In 1852, after
several victims of a black smallpox epidemic
were buried here, he contributed the land
for use as a pioneer cemetery and many of the
prominent early citizens of Union were buried
here. All official records are lost, but the
restorers of the cemetery have been able
to identify the graves of 46 adults, 72 children,
and 20 persons of undetermined age.
Union Fort Camp. Salt Lake County