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Teton County Cemeteries

There is enough information about the known county cemeteries to create a special page for them. Over time we intend to round out the online information to include full transcripts of the cemetery contents with periodic reviews and updates, along with headstone photos. There is also a rescalable map of the county showing all cemetery locations which is also linked to satellite photos of the area. Note that you can get much larger versions of the thumbnail photos from each cemetery by clicking on the photo. You can also select the name of the cemetery in the table below for much more detail about the cemetery, including GPS coordinates, detailed directions about how to get to each cemetery, topographical maps, and in the future plot maps, indexes, transcriptions, photos, etc. Eventually all the known burials in Teton cemeteries will be resident in a searchable database. At the present, the page for each cemetery includes a link to the burials which have been transcribed at Find A Grave. When you do the site search from any Teton County GenWeb page you will not find those burials though, since they are not at this site.

If you have corrections or additions for this page, or if you have such information you would like to make available online but just don't have the place or the expertise, please contact the County Coordinator.

Details about Teton County Cemeteries

Description of Cemetery:
This cemetery is located in west central Teton county in the foothills of the Big Hole Mountains. It serves the rural area known as Bates, which doesn't really have any "town" but just a scattered set of farms and houses on the west side of the Teton River. The cemetery has a beautiful view of both the valley and the mountains that surround it. There is a sign that identifies Bates Cemetery, which is is fenced and well kept.

Description of Cemetery:
This cemetery serves Driggs, the county seat of Teton County and it's largest town, along with the surrounding area. It is located on the eastern edge of Driggs, not far from the highway to Grand Targhee Ski Resort. It has a sign that identifies it, and is fenced and moderately well kept. It's location has a nice view of the Teton Mountains to the east of the valley.

Description of Cemetery:
This cemetery is used by people in the areas known as Cache and Clawson, respectively to the south and the east of Tetonia. These are rural areas where the residents still follow agricultural pursuits. The cemetery is fenced and well kept. There is an on-site plot map and index of burials.

Description of Cemetery:
Felt is a small community in north Teton County on highway 31. The cemetery is in a pretty isolated location and is poorly kept up, with the headstones located through an area of weeds and sagebrush, but the view of the Tetons from here is spectacular. There is an on-site plot map and index of burials. Notice that many maps incorrectly show this cemetery on the west side of 500 West.

Description of Cemetery:
This cemetery is located in south west Teton county in the foothills of the Big Hole Mountains. It serves the rural area known as Cedron and has a beautiful view of the entire valley. There is a sign that identifies it, and it is fenced and well kept. Near the sign is a plot map and index of the burials. Note that I've found a transcript identified as North and South Cedron Cemetery but I only found one on my field trip. Perhaps there is yet another. I'll be following up further.

Description of Cemetery:
This cemetery is named after the former community of Haden located east of Tetonia. When the railroad was routed through Tetonia, the entire town including buildings was relocated to Tetonia. The cemetery is still used by the residents of Tetonia and area. The cemetery is fenced and well kept, and has a spectacular view of the Tetons. It includes a recent plot map and index to burials. Note that many maps incorrectly show this cemetery as being on the north side of highway 33.

Description of Cemetery:
This cemetery is often referred to as the Driggs-Darby Cemetery, but the sign doesn't include the “Driggs” portion. It serves the east central section of the County commonly referred to as Darby, although it is all rural and there doesn't appear to be anything that looks like a town – just farms and houses scattered widely. The cemetery is located a couple of miles southeast of Driggs in a very rural section of the county. The sign is right on 100 East but the cemetery itself is about a quarter mile to the east of the sign. It is well kept.

Description of Cemetery:
The Pratt cemetery is actually in Wyoming not far from where the two Teton Counties join and near Alta but it likely served the east central portion of Teton County Idaho as well as Alta. It is sometimes referred to as the Alta Cemetery. The name came from the old Pratt Ward that began in the Driggs area and was relocated to Alta. It's not listed in the USGS GNIS listing of cemeteries but is marked on the topographical maps, right near the mouth of Teton Canyon. I found a reference to the cemetery's location in an oral history interview by Harold Forbush. It said that a canal called the High Line Canal (perhaps what is currently identified by the USGS as the Pratt Canal) left Teton Creek up in the canyon and flowed north past the Pratt Cemetery. In the next couple of months I'll be paying a visit to confirm, get some real directions, get GPS readings, and take some photos

Cemetery Districts

Map of County Cemetery Districts
The eight cemeteries that are physically in the county are funded by 6 taxing districts, each of which has an elected board of commissioners. Two of these cemetery districts cover two cemeteries each (Victor and Cedron, and Driggs and Darby); the remainder cover a single cemetery each. It appears that the area of the county where Clementsville community is located is not covered by a cemetery district.

Description of Cemetery:
This cemetery serves Victor and the south end of the valley, being located against the Teton foothills a couple of miles southeast of Victor just off of the Old Jackson Highway. It has a sign identifying the cemetery and is fenced and well kept. Just inside the front gate is an index of the burials. This is deteriorating somewhat from the weather but it is currently still very readable as of April 2005.

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Teton County Coordinator
Mike St. Clair
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Matthew Friend

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