Notes from Town Square: Riverview Cemetery then and now

Did you know that Green River’s original cemetery was located at 300 N. 1st E.?

The address probably sounds familiar to many; perhaps because that is the location of the Sweetwater County Library? The original cemetery was established in 1892 where it remained for nearly 25 years until 1917 when the burials were relocated to the present day location of 1079 N. 1st E.

In 1914, the city purchased land just up the hill and away from residential areas for the site of the current, Riverview Cemetery. Why the name “Riverview,” maybe, just maybe, because prior to the placement of Interstate 80, the r...

 

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