May 24, 2012 at 10:01 am
Mount Moriah was established as a Masonic cemetery around 1878 and is visited today by 80,000-100,000 people every year including tourists and natives of the Black Hills. Records indicate that around 3,600 people are buried there but there may be more that we are unsure of due to lost or incomplete information.
Famous people like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Potato Creek Johnny, Preacher Henry Weston Smith, and Seth Bullock are buried at Mount Moriah and it was these people’s lives that added to the story of Deadwood, SD.
Mount Moriah is listed as one of the top spookiest cemeteries to visit although most know it as a historical landmark. If you are visiting Historical Deadwood, make sure Mount Moriah is on your list of destination to see. You will not be disappointed. To see other cemeteries listed as spooky, visit http://tinyurl.com/bn4vtpr .
For more information on Mount Moriah or Historical Deadwood, visit our website at www.deadwood.com!