|Brazil, Distrito Federal, Brasilia — Memorial JK — JK Memorial — [President Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, the founder of Brasilia]|
| In Portuguese:
Projeto do arquiteto Oscar Niemeyer foi inaugurado em 12 de setembro de 1981 em homenagem a Juscelino Kubischek de Oliveira, fundador de Brasilia. Abriga biblioteca com trēs mil volumes que pertenceram a JK, atém de objetos pessoais, fotos, videos e vários documentos. Os painéis da recepção e da câmara mortuaria são obras de Althos Bulcão. O vitral que se encontra acima da uma funerária é de autoria da artista francesa Marianne Peretti. A estátua de JK esculpid por . . . — Map (db m26590) HM|
|British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — The Children’s Graves|
|Soon after the Helmckens moved into their new log house in 1853, Cecilia gave birth to a baby boy ‘before the doors had been hung”, as Dr Hemcken later recalled.
Later Dr Helmcken wrote: “ When he was about a month or two old we found him dead in the bed one morning. The anguish felt at this time is indescribable.... The poor little fellow was buried in the garden where the holly now grows – close by out bedroom window. An oval of white daisies were planted around with a . . . — Map (db m48930) HM|
|Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Deadman's Island|
|These men died in captivity while serving the United States of America on land and sea during the War of 1812. They lie in unmarked graves here on Deadman's Island.|
Followed by a list of 188 men identified by Name, Rank, Ship/Unit, and Date of Death. — Map (db m44062) HM
|Ontario (Essex County), Amherstburg — Simon Girty U.E. — 1741 - 1818|
|Girty's life crossed cultural boundaries between native and white societies on the frontier of American settlement. In 1756 his family was captured by a French-led native war party in Pennsylvania. Simon was adopted by the Seneca, then repatriated in 1764. An interpreter at Fort Pitt (Pittsburgh), he became an intermediary with native nations. In 1778, dismayed over rebel policy on the natives, Girty fled to Detroit. During the Revolutionary War and subsequent conflicts in the Ohio Valley, he . . . — Map (db m34688) HM|
|Ontario (Hamilton), Stoney Creek — Billy Green Monument|
|[Text on West Side of Monument]:
In Memory Of
Who led British troops
in surprise night
attack winning decisive
Battle of Stoney Creek.
Born Feb. 4, 1794
Died Mar. 15, 1877
[Text on North Side of Monument]:
In Memory Of
Who gave the password
to Billy Green who in
turn gave it
to Gen. Harvey
Burlington Heights . . . — Map (db m56822) HM|
|Ontario (Hamilton), Stoney Creek — The Battlefield of Stoney Creek|
|The Battlefield of Stoney Creek
6th June 1813
In memory of 20 good and true King's Men who,
in fighting in defence of their country, died
and were buried on this knoll.
This revised inscription and stone re-dedicated
June 6th 1956
Her Majesty's Army & Navy Veteran's Society of
Hamilton — Map (db m56798) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Municipality), Niagara Falls — Charles Green — 1740 - 1827 — United Empire Loyalist|
|“If the captain wants me, he may come himself and if he does I will shoot him.”
With these words, Charles Green refused induction into the N. Jersey rebel militia. Imprisoned, he escaped and joined the “King’s Rangers” a loyalist unit. He “suffered very considerably both in person and property”. At war’s end he walked from N. Jersey leading his wife and two children on horseback. His wife Rebekah, buried next to him, gave birth eight days later to a . . . — Map (db m59334) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Municipality), Niagara Falls — To the Memory of the Pioneers — and the Red Meeting House — 1817-1869|
|Genesee Methodist Conference met here July 1820. — Map (db m59335) HM|
|Ontario (The Regional Municipality of Niagara), Fort Erie — Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn|
|[Text on the base of the Cairn];
Here are buried
150 British Officers and Men
Who fell in the attack on Fort Erie
On the 26th day of August, 1814, and three
of the defenders, men of the United States
Infantry, whose remains were discovered
during the restoration of Fort Erie,
1938 & 1939
[Text on first of 2 plaques mounted on the Cairn]:
In Memory of the
Officers and Seamen of
the Royal Navy, The Off-
icers, Non commissioned
Officers and . . . — Map (db m54139) HM|
|Ontario (The Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Laura Secord|
|[Front Side of the Monument]:
the name and fame of
who walked alone nearly 20
miles by a circuitous difficult
and perilous route, through woods
and swamps and over miry roads
to warn a British outpost at
DeCew’s Falls of an intended attack
and thereby enabled Lt. FitzGibbon
on the 24th June 1813, with less
than 50 men of H.M. 49th Regt.,
about 15 militiamen and a small
force of Six Nations and other . . . — Map (db m49694) HM|
|Ontario (The Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Ruth Redmond — 1903 - 1999|
|Ruth Redmond was a teacher at nearby Stamford Collegiate from 1926 to 1967.
In 1954, Miss Redmond began purchasing properties that were adjacent to her home here on the north side of Lundy's Lane. This valuable land was part of the Lundy's Lane Battleground from the War of 1812. Her sole objective was to protect this historic ground from commercial development. Miss Redmond beautified much of her property with lovely flower gardens in memory of "her boys" - those who had perished in the . . . — Map (db m57035) HM|
|Ontario (The Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Soldier's Monument — Lundy's Lane|
|[Front Side of Monument]:
Erected by the
in honour of the victory
gained by the
British & Canadian Forces
on this field on the
25th day of July, 1814
and in grateful remembrance
of the brave men
who died on that day
fighting for the unity
of the Empire.
[Left Side of Monument]:
In enduring memory of . . . — Map (db m49790) WM|
|Ontario (The Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara-on-the-Lake — Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler 1725-1796|
|Born in New London, Connecticut, Butler settled in the Mohawk Valley, New York, in 1742. Commissioned in the British Indian Department in 1755, he served in the Seven Years War. At the outbreak of the American Revolution , he was compelled to leave his estates and was ordered to Fort Niagara. In 1777 he organized the Loyalist Corps known as Butler's Rangers. By the end of war, this Unit with British Regulars and Indian Allies, had effectively contributed to the establishment of British control . . . — Map (db m49165) HM|
|Ontario (The Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara-on-the-Lake — Sir Isaac Brock's First Burial Site|
|Placed Here by the Niagara
The Spot Where
Gen. Sir Isaac
was buried from
1812 To 1824 — Map (db m53535) HM|
|Ontario (The Regional Municipality of Niagara), Queenston — Brock's Monument|
|Upper Canada has dedicated this monument
to the memory of the late
Major-General Sir Issac Brock K.B.
Provisional Lieut.Governor and commander of the forces
in this province whose remains are deposited in the vault beneath.
Opposing the invading enemy he fell in action near these heights
on the 13th of October 1812, in the 43 year of his age.
Revered and lamented by the people whom he governed
and deplored by the sovreign
to whose service his life had . . . — Map (db m49926) HM|
|Quebec (Gaspésie-Îles de la Madeleine MRC), Cap-des-Rosiers — Carricks Monument|
to the memory of
on April 28th 1847
are buried here
Pray for their souls
Parishioners of St Patricks
Rev. J. Quinlivan P.P. — Map (db m22854) HM|
|Czech Republic, Ústecký (Okres Litoměřice), Terezín — Columbarium|
Do choheb tohoto opevnění byly ukládaný lepenkové urny s popelem mrtvých vĕzňů. Všechny urny – bylo jich na 25 tisíc – esesáci koncem roku 1944 odvezli vĕtšinu popela vysypali do Řeky Ohře, část zakopali do zemĕ poblíž Litomĕřického Koncentračního Tábora.
В . . . — Map (db m22744) HM|
|France, Aquitaine (Dordogne), Sarlat-la-Canéda — Lanterne des Morts|
Construite au milieu du cimetière bénédictin, son architecture est uniqe en France, liée à la liturgie de l’abbaye romane.|
[English translation by Google Translate , with modifications:
Lantern of the Dead
Built in the middle of the Benedictine cemetery, architecture is unique in France, linked to the liturgy of the Romanesque abbey.] — Map (db m60417) HM
|France, Île-de-France (Paris), Paris — Le cimetiere Montmartre — [The Montmartre Cemetery] — Histoire de Paris|
|Au dix huitième siècle, ce terrain sert d’accès aux nombreuses carrières de plâtre de la colline. Transformé en fosse commune pour les victimes des émeutes sous la Révolution, il garde cette vocation de nécropole, d’assez sinistre mémoire, sous le nom de “Cimetière de la Barrière blanche”, les parisiens exilés de la capitale après la fermeture de tous les cimetières intra-muros pour raison d’hygiene, y sont inhumés dans les conditions déplorables. Officiellement ouvert la 1er . . . — Map (db m60805) HM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Killeen — Killeen Graveyard and Cross Slab — Clew Bay Archaeological Trail site 15 — Slí Seandálaíochta Chuan Módh|
| This graveyard is now in the area known as Killeen. There is no trace of the early Christian church but there is a circular raised platform within the graveyard which could indicate where the original church stood. Tradition has it that if a person found guilty of any crime placed a finger in the keyhole of the church door, he/she would be let go free.
In the graveyard, there is a large standing stone, leaning precariously, which was christianised during the seventh century with a Maltese . . . — Map (db m28056) HM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Murrisk Abbey / National Famine Monument / Statue of St Patrick — Clew Bay Archaeological Trail sites 6, 7, 8 — Slí Seandálaíochta Chuan Módh|
Murrisk Abbey • site 6
Muraisc - Sea Marsh
Murrisk Abbey was founded circa 1456 by the Augustinian Friars because “the inhabitants of those parts have not hitherto been instructed in their faith.” It quickly became the preferred starting point for pilgrimages up Croagh Patrick. Before then, pilgrims approached the mountain from AnTóchar Phádraig, which starts in Aughagower.
The ruins consist of an L-shaped building representing the long and narrow . . . — Map (db m27757) HM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Murrisk Friary / Mainistir Mhuraisce|
Murrisk - from Muraisc (Sea-marsh)
This small house of Augustinian friars, located here on the south shore of Clew Bay in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, was founded in 1457 by Hugh O'Malley. It was dedicated to St Patrick, some of whose relics were preserved here.
The only surviving buildings are the small church and the range of domestic buildings which bordered the cloister on its east side - the chapter house below, where the friars met to . . . — Map (db m27587) HM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Squadron Leader R. F. C. Garvey|
In loving memory of
R.F.C. Garvey D.F.C. & Bar
Only son of J.C. & Gladys Garvey
Born at Murrisk Abbey 11th July 1918
Killed in a flying accident
at Shawbury, England,
on 14th January 1948 & buried there
Dearly loved — Map (db m28259) HM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), the Doo Lough Valley — 1849 Famine Walk|
| . . . — Map (db m27687) HM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Roscommon), Rathmoyle — Rathmoyle Cemetery|
| Rathmoyle Cemetery is unique in that it is the property of the parish and is maintained solely by the local population.
The site appeas on the 1st edition of the 6 inch O.S. series of maps for Co. Roscommon as a Mortuary Chapel with surrounding graveyard. It is mentioned in the 1837 O.S. Map.
The site was presented as a gift to the area by the local gentry, the Irwin's, in 1921 and has since been used as a local cemetery.
The surrounding wall was constructed in the 1930's through . . . — Map (db m28204) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Fingal), Howth — Howth Abbey, St. Marys / "Mainistir" Bhinn Éadair|
| Howth Abbey, St. Marys
Sigtrygg, King of Dublin, founded the first church here in 1042. When this church was amalgamated with another on Ireland's Eye in 1235, it was re-founded by Luke, Archbishop of Dublin. Much of the present church dates from the 15th and 16th centuries. In the southeastern corner is a chantry containing the tomb of Christopher St. Laurence, carved around 1470, with the effigy of the Knight and his wife on top. Surrounding the tomb can be seen representations of the . . . — Map (db m27205) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Fingal), Howth — St Mary's Church / Eaglais Mhuire|
| Howth from Old Norse Hofuth (a promontory);
Binn Éadair (the hill of Éadar) is the Irish name.
This church, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, was collegiate; that is, it was served by a college or community of clerics, one of whom had responsibility for liturgy within the church as well as for matters of business. The house where the community lived stands to the south of the church.
The earliest church here was built by Sitric, King of Dublin, in 1042. It . . . — Map (db m27183) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Louth), Monasterboice — Monasterboice / Mainistir Bhuithe|
| Monasterboice — from Mainistir Bhuithe (the Monastery of Buithe)
This is the only early Irish monastery whose name incorporates the Irish word mainistir.
Monasterboice was founded by St Buite, who died around 520.
The monastery was an important centre of spirituality and learning for many centuries until the Cistercians arrived at nearby Mellifont in 1142.
The two churches which stand on the site today were probably built no earlier than the end of the 14th . . . — Map (db m24628) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Louth), Monasterboice — 98 — Round Tower / An Cloigtheach|
| Round Tower
The round tower was the Irish reaction to the Norse raids on monasteries in the 10th/11th century A.D. These tapering buildings, over 100 feet high, served as watch-towers, belfries, repositories for church valuables and as refuges for the community. The door, normally 15-20 feet above ground was reached by a movable ladder and the interior was divided into four or more storeys.
The present height of the tower is 110 feet. The level of the surroundings has been raised by . . . — Map (db m24693) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Louth), Monasterboice — 98 — The North Church / An Teampall Thuaidh|
| A 13th century reconstruction on the foundations of an earlier monastic building, used as a small parochial church after the monastery at Monasterboice had come to an end. It remains little of architectural interest. The east windows and most of that gable have disappeared.
Hatógadh an teampall seo ar fhothaí sean-mhainistreach, agus húsáideadh mar theampall paróiste é tar éis an mhainistir dul i léig. — Map (db m24694) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Louth), Monasterboice — 98 — The South Church / An Teampall Theas|
| At one time a church consisting of nave and chancel stood on this site. In the 13th century re-edification the west gable was moved back to add over two feet to the nave. The chancel having by this time disappeared, the plain round arch in the east gable was built up to give a single-roomed building.
Bhí tráth ar an láthair seo teampall ina raibh méánlann agus caingeal. Nuair a hathógadh é sa 13ú aois bogadh an bhinn thiar amach le 2'4" a chur leis an meánlann. — Map (db m24717) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Culmullen — Culmullen & 1798 — They Gave Their Lives For Their Cause|
| Erected by the People of
Culmullen and District
to the memory of the Men and Women
of Wexford and Meath
who died for their Country
and lie buried in the surrounding area
There were two periods of intense
Rising activity around Culmullen in 1798
Thursday May 24, 1798
Dunshaughlin was the rallying point for the United Irishmen of Meath, Dublin and North Kildare where a Tree of Liberty was planted. The following day, the rebels moved to one side of the Bog of Culmullen . . . — Map (db m33354) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Donaghmore — Donaghmore Church and Round Tower — Domhnach Mór agus Cloightheach|
| Donaghmore Church and Round Tower
A monastery was reputedly founded here in the 5th century by St Patrick, who placed it in the care of St Cassán, whose relics were venerated here. The Round Tower was not built until the 11th or 12th century. It is well-preserved, but its upper part was badly restored in 1841 - the four windows which normally face North, South, East and West from the top of Round Towers are not found here, and the stone at the top of its roof is missing. . . . — Map (db m22542) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Duleek — St Mary's Abbey — Duleek Heritage Trail|
| One of the great churches of the 12th century, St. Mary's Abbey, was built by the Augustinians on lands presented to them by Hugh de Lacy, Overlord of Meath.
In the 1500s a massive square tower was built alongside the earlier round tower. The latter is no longer standing but the ‘scar’ where it was joined onto the square tower is clearly visible on its north side.
Within the church are some early cross-slabs, a Romanesque pilaster-capital and the base and head of the South Cross, and . . . — Map (db m26384) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Fordstown — Girley / Fordstown — Meath Villages|
| An introduction to Fordstown
Fordstown is named after the Norman-Irish Ford family, who lived in the area. One part of the townland is sometimes referred to as Ballaghboy. Today, Fordstown is a growing, vibrant community. ‘Fordstown Street Fair’ is an old world fair, hosted by Fordstown in October each year since 2004. Fordrew Rovers
Fordrew Rovers Football Club was formed in 1997 and play in Drewstown. They progressed from Division 4A to Division 1 in four years. They won . . . — Map (db m27318) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — Catherine Dempsey|
| Here rest the remains of
Silvester O'Dempsey Esq.
Who departed this life the 31 Dec. 1817
In the 70 year of his age
of the most steady Friendship
Unblemished Integrity extensive charity
This frail Memorial of imperishable
regard is inscribed as a record of the
tenderest Affection to his Memory
by his Daughter Catherine ODempsey
died 22nd August 1837
In her charity she bequeathed
her entire property
to further . . . — Map (db m26423) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — Kells Round Tower — Kells Heritage Trail|
| This tower is located on the grounds of St Columba's church and was built in the 10th century as part of the early Christian monastery. Such towers were referred to as a cloigteach meaning bell tower. Modelled on early Italian belfries, they were used as lookout towers and as places of refuge during attack, particularly from Norse invaders.
The tower is ninety feet high from the original street level to the base of its roof and has six floors but no internal staircase. Access to the upper . . . — Map (db m26440) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — St Columba's Church — Kells Heritage Trail|
| Diarmuld MacCarroll, High King of Tara, is said to have granted the dun of Cenannus to St Columcille in the 6th century for the purpose of establishing a monastery. This may explain why in 804 the Columban community on the island of Iona (Hebrides), then the principal Columban monastery, moved to Kells to escape the reaches of Norse raiding parties. St Columba's church stands on the site of the original Columban monastery. It became a cathedral church 1152 when the diocese of Kells was . . . — Map (db m26444) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — The Churchyard Wall — Kells Heritage Trail|
| This wall marks the boundary of the original monastery and was rebuilt in 1714. When part of the wall collapsed after heavy rains in 1997, it was discovered to have no foundation. It was rebuilt again in 1998, this time with reinforced bulwarks. — Map (db m26402) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Loyd — Kells Union Workhouse Paupers' Graveyard|
to the memory of the poor
during the operation
English Poor Law System.
1838 - 1921.
R. I. P.
In the immediate aftermath
of the Great ‘Famine’, this mass
burial place was opened in 1851 for
the poor people of the Kells District.
Their memory challenges us to end the
scandal of hunger in today's world of plenty.
AFrI Great “Famine” Project
Erected 9th October 1993
“Famine is a lie”
Brian . . . — Map (db m27326) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Loyd — Spire of Loyd — Kells Heritage Trail|
| The tower, a mock lighthouse, was erected in 1791 by the First Earl of Bective in memory of his father Sir Thomas Taylor. The architect was Henry Baker who completed the design of the Kings Inns in Dublin after Gandon. The tower has an internal spiral stone staircase and was used in the 19th century to view the horseracing and the hunt.
A section of land adjoining the tower was given to the Kells Union Workhouse in 1851 to be used as a paupers' graveyard. A famine road existed between the . . . — Map (db m27324) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Newgrange — Knowth / Cnogbha|
| Within the great mound of Knowth there are two passage-tombs and around it, eighteen satellite tombs. The site remained a focal point for over 4,000 years. There is evidence of occupation from 3,000 B.C. to 1,200 A.D.
This project has been part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund — Map (db m27219) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Newgrange — The Woodhenge/Pit circle / The Winter Soltice|
| The Woodhenge/Pit circle
If you were here 4000 years ago in the Early Bronze Age you would be standing inside a large wooden enclosure. The passage tomb was no longer in use at this time but the site was still a focal point for ritual and celebration.
Because the enclosure was made of wood, it hasn't survived above ground. However, evidence of it was found by archaeologists. They found postholes where the huge wooden stakes had been. They also found pits where small animals had been . . . — Map (db m22522) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Slane — Saint Patrick on the Hill of Slane|
| Long established tradition tells that St. Patrick lit the Easter Fire on this Hill of Slane in 433. In doing so, he unwittingly disobeyed King Laoghaire at nearby Tara.
The inevitable confrontation had a happy outcome: Laoghaire's druid, Erk, became a Christian (later, first Bishop of Slane) and the King was pacified.
The Easter Fire is still lighted, each year, on the Hill of Slane. — Map (db m22538) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Slane — Slane Abbey — Mainistir Shláine|
| Slane Abbey
It is believed that in 433 AD, the first Christian missionary to Ireland, later known as St. Patrick, lit a large celebration fire here on the Hill of Slane.
Soon after St Patrick, a monastery associated with St Earc was built on the site. But we know little of its history until the church was rebuilt in its present form in 1512, when Sir Christopher Fleming founded a Franciscan friary. The church was built to a simple plan but it has a fine bell tower; the aisle to the . . . — Map (db m22533) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Trim — Newtowntrim Cathedral / Ardeaglais an Bhaile Nua — Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul — Ardeaglais nPheadair agus nPhóil|
| The priory of Newtowntrim was founded in 1202 by Simon de Rochfort, Bishop of Meath, for a community of Augustinian canons (priests). As well as functioning as part of the monastery, the church became the cathedral for the diocese of Meath after Simon petitioned the Pope to transfer his cathedral from Clonard to this site, where it could be protected by the great Norman castle at Trim.
The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul was one of the largest and most sophisticated churches built in . . . — Map (db m27240) HM|
|Ireland, Munster (County Clare), Kilfenora — Historic Kilfenora / Cill Fhionnúrach Stairiúil|
| Historic Kilfenora
The monastery of Kilfenora or Chill Fhionnúrach (the church of the white brow) is said to have been founded in the 6th century by St. Fachnan. The outline of the early monastic circular enclosure can still be traced in the curve of the roads to the south and west of the cathedral.
The early history of the site is obscure, with the first historical reference occurring in 1055 when the stone church at the site was burned. The material remains, in particular the group . . . — Map (db m23694) HM|
|Ireland, Munster (County Clare), Kilfenora — Kilfenora Cathedral and High Crosses — Ardeaglais agus Ardchrosanna Chill Fhionnúrach|
| Kilfenora was the diocese of the Kingdom of Corcomroe and was the smallest diocese in medieval Ireland.
Although a monastery was founded here more than 500 years earlier by St Fachtna, Kilfenora only became significant when it was officially recognised as a diocese (a district with its own bishop) in 1152. Because it was a diocese, the church at Kilfenora was called a cathedral. The chancel (the site of the altar at the east end of the church) is now roofless, but . . . — Map (db m22990) HM|
|Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Kilmalkedar — Kilmalkedar Church / Cill Mhaoilchéadair|
| Kilmalkedar — from Cill Mhaoilchéadair (the Church of Mhaoilchéadair)
Kilmalkedar, one of the most important early church sites on the Dingle peninsula, is traditionally associated with St. Brendan but it was probably founded by St. Maolcethair who died in 636.
The present church, built in the middle of the 12th century, is a fine example of Irish Romanesque architecture. This style was introduced from England and the continent in the early . . . — Map (db m24299) HM|
|Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Listowel — Teampaillín Bán — (The Little White Churchyard)|
| Where very many
nameless victims of the
Irish Famine of 1845-47
Also buried here are others
in the nearby workhouse
Saibhreas na bhflaitheas dóibh! — Map (db m23042) HM|
|Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Reask — Reask Monastic Site / Láthair Mhainistreach an Riaisc|
| Reask - from An Riasc (the marsh). This important early monastery was probably founded in the 6th century.
Little is known of the history of the site. The enclosing wall is roughly circular and its interior is divided by a curving wall into two parts. In the eastern part is the oratory (a small church) which was made - like all the other buildings on the site - with dry-stone walls with a corbelled roof; no mortar was used to hold the walls together.
Besides . . . — Map (db m24147) HM|
|Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Abbeyfeale — Thatched Chapel Cross|
from thatched chapel
where many generations
of Abbeyfeale people
worshipped until St. Mary's
Church was built in 1846 — Map (db m24738) HM|
|Israel, Haifa District, Caesarea — Sarcophagi|
|Sarcophagi (coffins in Greek) made of stone (granite, marble, limestone) lead or wood were widely used among different people including Jews, throughout he Greco-Roman world. Sarcophagus means "flesh eater".
Stone coffins were made out of two huge blocks - a cavity in which the corpse was placed and a double-slopped roof lid on which a Greek inscription was engraved: "the grave of Prokopios the Deacon". The coffins were decorated with flora, hunting mythological scenes or with geometric . . . — Map (db m64501) HM|
|Israel, Haifa District, Megiddo — Schumaker's Excavations|
|The first excavations at Tel Megiddo were directed by Gottlieb Schumacher on behalf of the Deutscher Palastina-Verein, between 1903 and 1905. After excavating the Tempelburg ('temple-fortress') in the eastern section of the mound, Schumacher dug a 25m. wide trench running north to south across the mound. The remains of several monumental buildings, as well as burial chambers vaulted in fine-stone corbelling, were exposed in the trench. — Map (db m65019) HM|
|Israel, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem — Absalom's Tomb|
|This splendid burial monument dates to the end of the Second temple period. The lower part of the monument is hewn and the upper part is constructed. The name derives from the biblical verse that tells of Absalom's construction of a monument for himself during his lifetime, which he called Absalom's Monument. However, there is no connection between the Bible story and the structure you see here, which was built 1,000 years later. The style in which it was hewn combines varied architectural . . . — Map (db m63866) HM|
|Israel, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem — Jehoshaphat's Cave — מערת יהושפט — مغارة يهوشافاط|
|This is a burial complex from the Second Temple period. The facade of the cave features the relief of a gable resembling the roof facade of a sacred building. The decorative style is drawn from Hellenistic art, which influenced Jewish burial architecture at the end of the Second Temple period. The complex contains a number of burial niches; the identity of those interred here is not known. The cave's name comes from the identification of this part of the Kidron Valley as the biblical Valley of Jehoshaphat. — Map (db m63932) HM|
|Israel, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem — Ketef Hinnom|
|The Burial Caves date from the First Temple Period. Throughout many generations, they served affluent Jerusalem families as a location to bury their dead. The deceased was placed on a stone slab with a special indentation for the head. At the end of the twelve-month mourning period, the skeletal remains were transferred to a repository located beneath the stone slabs. This evokes the image of the Biblical phrase "he was gathered unto his forefathers."
The most important and most ancient of . . . — Map (db m63881) HM|
|Italy, Lazio (Rome Province), Rome — The Trevi-Pantheon Route|
| [Text in Italian: …]
Text in English:
The Trevi-Pantheon Route forms part of a narrow and winding itinerary which begins in Piazza Farnese and arrives at the slopes of the Quirinale, the route includes the open spaces and the grand monuments of the ancient Campo Mareno. Its appearance today is the result of a long process of transformation which can be divided into two principal phases.
During the first phase, the Medieval city settled into the empty spaces left by the . . . — Map (db m46858) HM|
|Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — "For the Repose of Souls" — Japanese Memorial Garden — 鎮魂|
| [Text in Japanese Kanji:]
This monument is dedicated to the souls of the Filipino, American and Japanese, soldiers whose lives were given in a battle which occurred here on May 5, 1942, when our regiment of the 4th Division landed on this island. We ardently pray for the eternal repose of their souls and everlasting peace throughout the world. May 5, 1991.
Wakayama 61st Infantry Regiment War Comrades Union, Japan. — Map (db m64111) HM WM|
|Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — "Tribute to the Brave Heroes" — Japanese Memorial Garden|
| [Text in Japanese Kanji]
In remembrance of the 4,500 fallen comrades in arms of the Japanese defense battalion commanded by Captain Akira Tagaki, the senior commander, composed of : 0-4 Squadron Troop 330 31st Naval Special Resistance Combat Team 1st Special Infantry Battalion 17th Volunteer Naval Battalion 10th Aerial Information Regiment 32nd Field Artillery Regiment
And in tribute to the gallantry of the Filipinos, Americans, and Japanese soldiers who fought and died for a . . . — Map (db m64039) HM WM|
|Turkey, İzmir Province (Selçuk District), Selçuk — St. Jean (Aziz Yahya) Kilisesi/The Church of St. John|
| [Left column: text in Turkish]
[Right column: text in English]
According to the written sources, the basilica with wooden roof which includes St. John’s grave was in a poor situation in 6th century AD. Emperor Justinian (527–565 AD) and Queen Theodora constructed instead the six-domed church whose ruins are visible today. This church, which is cruciform and measures 130 by 65 meters, was one of the most impressive religious structures built after Artemis Temple in . . . — Map (db m43721) HM|
|Turkey, İzmir Province (Selçuk District), Selçuk — St. Jean'in (Aziz Yahya) Kimliği Ve Hayatı/The Life of St. John|
| [Left column: text in Turkish]
[Right column: text in English]
According to an opinion that is based on the decision of, and thus at least as old as the council of Ephesus in 431 A.D., it is generally accepted that St. John came to Ephesus together with The Virgin Mary somewhere between 37 and 48 A.D., where they spent the remaining [days] of their lives. While he was being crucified, Jesus entrusted his mother to St. John, his most loved disciple, and “After these . . . — Map (db m43715) HM|
|Turkey, İzmir Province (Selçuk district), Selçuk — The Basilica of St. John|
| St. John was the youngest of the 12 Apostles of Jesus, often referred to as the “Evangelist” or “Beloved.” After the death of Jesus, the followers of Christ were subjected to persecution. St. John’s own brother, James, was the first martyr among the Apostles, having been “put to death with the sword” by King Herod Agrippa I about 42-44 A.D. (Acts 12:2). When Herod saw that this pleased his people, he sought to seize other Apostles. To avoid persecution, St. . . . — Map (db m43712) HM|
|United Kingdom, City of Edinburgh (Scotland), Edinburgh — In Memory of Scottish-American Soldiers|
|(Front): In memory of Scottish-American soldiers
To preserve the jewel of liberty in the framework of freedom - Abraham Lincoln (North Side):Sergeant Major John M'Ewan
Co.H, 65th Regt Illinois Vol Infantry
William L Duff,
Lt Col., 2nd Illinois Regt of Artillery
Co.E, 5th Regt Maine Infantry Volunteers
Co.C, 1st Michigan Cavalry
Co.F, 57th Regt New York Infantry Volunteers (South Side):Alexander Smith . . . — Map (db m34260) HM|
|Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke|
|(Front): Daniel Pratt CemeteryFinal resting place of early Alabama industrialist Daniel Pratt, 1799-1873, and wife Esther Ticknor Pratt, 1803-1875. He was from New Hampshire and she, Connecticut. Married 1827 at Fortville, Jones County, Georgia.
The former carpenter’s apprentice practiced his craft in Milledgeville, Ga. Where he gained skill in building and design. In 1832 Pratt came to Alabama to build cotton gins. Esther encouraged Pratt to remain in Alabama in order for him . . . — Map (db m27957) HM|
|Alabama (Baldwin County), Spanish Fort — Revolutionary War Battlefield and Burial Ground at Spanish Fort (1780-1781)|
|During the Revolutionary War, France, Spain, Britain, and the United States were interested in the fate of this region. In March 1780, Spanish forces captured Mobile. They established a palisaded fort with trenches (one mile north of here) to protect nearby Frenchtown, also known as The Village from British forces based in Pensacola. Early on the foggy Sunday morning of 7 January 1781, the British, under Col. von Hanxleden, attacked with about 200 German, Swiss, English, loyalist American . . . — Map (db m61451) HM|
|Alabama (Barbour County), Eufaula — Old Negro Cemetery / Fairview Cemetery|
| Front Interred on this gently sloping hillside are the remains of many of Eufaula’s early black citizens. Their names are known only to God because the wooden grave markers which located the burials have long since vanished. This burying ground was used until about 1870 when black interments were moved to Pine Grove Cemetery. In addition to the “Old Negro Cemetery”, there are at least five other graveyards including the Jewish, Presbyterian, Masonic Odd Fellows and Public . . . — Map (db m27987) HM|
|Alabama (Bullock County), Blues Old Stand — Samuel Sellers Cemetery|
|Samuel Sellers (1788-1857) of North Carolina arrived with his large family at Three Notch Road on January 29, 1835. Here, in what was then the Missouri Beat, Pike County, the first post office in the area was established, 2.5 miles west of present-day Perote, Bullock County. Sellers served as Postmaster between 1846-1850. Sellers’ original home was located on land near this cemetery.
Placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage by the Alabama Historical Commission, November 2, 1976. — Map (db m61061) HM
|Alabama (Bullock County), Union Springs — Log Cabin Museum/Old City Cemetery|
| Log Cabin Museum
Early settlers of this area cleared land and built their first homes of logs in the early 1830s. This cabin was built by Reuben Rice Kirkland (1829-1915) about 1850. He and his first wife had ten children while living in the log home.|
At one time an additional bedroom and chimney were on the right side, and the back porch was closed in for cooking and eating. A small log kitchen stood a few feet from the back and was later converted to a smoke house. The milk . . . — Map (db m60969) HM
|Alabama (Calhoun County), Alexandria — Crook Cemetery|
|James Crook established this cemetery in
1837 on land he purchased from Creek
Indians. In 1834, he and his family moved
to this area from South Carolina.
In Nov. 1837, Samuel M. Crook, grandson
of James Crook, was the first person buried
here. Although Crook Cemetery was
established as a family burying ground, it
was later opened for community burials.
In the mid-1900s, W. L. McCullars donated
additional land for the cemetery. State
officials acknowledged the historical
significance . . . — Map (db m36552) HM|
|Alabama (Clarke County), Thomasville — Airmount Grave Shelter And Cemetery|
This Greek Revival style brick structure is known as the Hope Family Grave Shelter. Constructed in 1853, it is listed on the National Register of Historical places. The unusual splayed eaves and vaulted or “compass” interior ceiling can be traced to Eastern Seaboard church yards in Delaware and Virginia, and this is believed to the only grave shelter of its type in Alabama. The shelter covers graves of six members of the family of John Hope, who donated the fenced . . . — Map (db m47621) HM|
|Alabama (Colbert County), Barton — Civil War Skirmish at The Barton Cemetery|
|Bullet - marked tombstones in this cemetery shows evidence of a brisk skirmish here Oct. 26, 1863, when Gen. P.J. Osterhaus's first division of Sherman's Corps came under fire from Gen. S.D. Lee's Confederate troops. CSA artillery on a hill near a frame church (Zion No. 1) opened fire at dawn and Union artillery replied from the cemetery. CSA forces retreated to Little Bear Creek. USA forces briefly occupied Tuscumbia, then retreated to Cherokee and abandoned attempt to advance along the . . . — Map (db m29114) HM|
|Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Tuscumbia's Oakwood Cemetery|
|This burial ground was designated on General John Coffee's 1817 survey and original map "Plan of a Town at the Coldwater Spring." The oldest tombstone carries the burial date 1821 and the cemetery contains graves of veterans from all wars beginning with the American Revolution, including graves of approximately 100 unknown Confederate soldiers. Captain Arthur Keller, CSA, father of Helen Keller, and Brig. General James Deshler, CSA, are buried here. — Map (db m28567) HM|
|Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Winston Cemetery|
Front – Side A:
The Winston family settled this area in the early 1820s. Andrew Jackson purchased the property at the U.S. government land sale and conveyed it to Col. Anthony Winston (1782-1841) who lived nearby in a two-story brick Federal-style house (razed 1945). It later became a part of William H. Winston's plantation. Capt. Anthony Winston (1750-1827) and his wife, Kezia Jones (1760-1826), were the first burials. Other early families buried here include Abernathy, . . . — Map (db m28566) HM|
|Alabama (Coosa County), Rockford — Peace & Goodwill Cemetery|
Peace & Goodwill Cemetery is Coosa County's first African American Cemetery to be placed on the prestigious Alabama Historic Cemetery Register. It provides powerful insights about the diligence and commitment of our African Ancestors. Family lineages interred here include former slaves, sharecroppers, educators, preachers, soldiers, and successful businessmen and women. These graves mark the journey of entire generations born in the 1840s and buried in the early 1900s. Most notably, Rev. . . . — Map (db m64587) HM|
|Alabama (Cullman County), Cullman — Colonel John G. Cullmann — Founder of Cullman, Alabama 1873 — 1823 - 1895|
|Col. John G. Cullmann
July 2, 1823 - December 3, 1895
Thrifty German Colonists led by Col. John G. Cullmann in 1873 settled this thinly populated plateau of Alabama.
This plaque and Restoration Sponsored by Cullman Federated Garden Club 1973 — Map (db m35629) HM|
|Alabama (Cullman County), Logan — Shady Grove Methodist Church And Cemetery|
|Early settlers to Cullman County established Shady Grove Methodist Episcopal Church as a brush arbor in the 1870s on land homesteaded and donated by Richard McCain. Trustees, J. J. McKissack, W. H. Martin, J. C. Vickery, J. W. Kilgo, together with volunteers replaced the brush arbor with a log church that also served as the community school three months of the year. Around 1888, Reverend D. C. Beltz of Cincinnati, Ohio, arrived and drew up the blueprints for a new church. G. W. Kilgo selected a . . . — Map (db m34244) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — New Cemetery|
|Burials in this cemetery, which served Cahaba from 1848 to 1900, tell a story of the town in which many deaths resulted from diseases of infancy, childhood and early adult life, Yellow Fever being a large factor because of proximity to Gulf of Mexico ports, Cahaba had many plagues, brought in by a constantly changing population. The famous Bell Monument is in this cemetery. — Map (db m23322) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Old Cemetery|
|This site was set aside by the 1820 General Assembly, burials here date from 1818 to 1847. Interred are some of the state's earliest figures. There is no record of names, many handsome tombs have been destroyed, seven marked ones remaining, six are those of Elizabeth Comalander, Mary L. Harris, Thos. B. Rutherford, Indiana Crenshaw, Geo. William Dewolf and M. Elisha Clap, Jr. some unmarked graves remain. A brick wall once enclosed the plot. — Map (db m23355) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Live Oak Cemetery|
|East portion reserved for graveyard, 1829; west part purchased City of Selma, 1877.
Here are buried:
William Rufus King, 1786-1853, Vice President of U.S. 1853.
John Tyler Morgan, 1824-1907, U.S. Senator, Brig. Gen. C.S.A.
Edmund Winston Pettus, 1821-1907, U.S. Senator, Brig. Gen. C.S.A.
Nathaniel H. R. Dawson, 1829-1895, U.S. Commissioner of Education.
William J. Hardee, 1815-1873, Lt. Gen. C.S.A., author “Hardee’s Tactics.”
Catesby ap Roger . . . — Map (db m37653) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — 1965 — Valley Creek Presbyterian Church — One of state’s first Presbyterian churches|
|Established in 1816 by eight families form Rocky River Presbyterian Church in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
In 1859 this two-story brick building replaced original wooden structure.
Sanctuary and former slave gallery are on second floor.
Other meetings held on first floor.
In nearby cemetery lies heroes of America’s wars since 1776. — Map (db m37619) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — William Rufus de Vane King — 1786-1853|
|Native Sampson County, North Carolina.
Admitted to bar, 1806.
North Carolina House of Commons 1807-1809.
U.S. Congressman 1811-16.
Secretary U.S. Legation Naples and St. Petersburg 1816-1818.
Moved to Dallas County, Alabama, 1818.
A founder of Selma; named city.
Delegate Alabama Constitutional Convention 1819.
U.S. Senator 1819-1844, 1848-1853.
U.S. Minister to France 1844-1846.
President pro tempore U.S. Senate 1836-1840, 1850-1852.
Vice President of United States . . . — Map (db m37654) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Valley Grande — Childers Chapel|
|Established circa 1819 as Childers Meeting House on land given by George Childers. Patent for the land was issued to George Childers March 16, 1819. This Methodist Church was later known as Childers Chapel. Church burned in 1842. Congregation rebuilt the church in Valley Creek (Summerfield), construction beginning October 23, 1844. New church was dedicated October 5, 1845. This site has continued as the burying ground for the Summerfield Methodist Church congregation and the early families of . . . — Map (db m37646) HM|
|Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Site of the Willstown Mission — 1823-1839|
|Also resting place of
Supt Ard Hoyt
Missionary to the
Here and at Brainerd
1818-1828 — Map (db m36965) HM|
|Alabama (Geneva County), Hartford — Earliest Church In Hartford|
|Organized on June 30, 1888 by thirteen charter members as Dundee Missionary Baptist Church. The congregation originally worshipped in a brush arbor on this present site. The first church building was erected from pine slabs in the summer of 1886. This served as the house of worship until June 1954 at which time it was destroyed by fire. Reconstruction was begun immediately and completed in October 1954. The designated name Shiloh was the home church of seven of the thirteen charter members. The . . . — Map (db m39125) HM|
|Alabama (Jackson County), Hollywood — Bellefonte Cemetery / Town of Bellefonte|
|(Front): Before the courthouse was completed, the community selected a location for a cemetery. The highest elevation in Bellefonte's corporate limits was chosen as the town's burial place. The earliest inscribed marker in Bellefonte Cemetery bears the date 1826.
The Civil War exacted a heavy toll on Bellefonte. The Federal Army burned the courthouse and the town never recovered. The town square was sold at public auction in 1878. Only the Bellefonte Cemetery remains of the bustling . . . — Map (db m30138) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Bessemer — Union Baptist Church And Cemetery|
|Union Baptist Church was organized in 1834 by 18 or 20 members from Canaan Church. The Libscomb area was then known as East End. Members of the Rockett and Ware families donated the original two acreas of this site and a log cabin, which served as the church until a wooden building was built in 1888. The present edifice was erected in 1922. Many of the charter members are buried in the adjacent cemetery.
Alabama Register of Historic Places, April 11, 1984 — Map (db m24352) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — 1963 Church Bombing Victims|
|This cemetery is the final resting place of three of the four young girls killed in the September 15, 1963 church bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carol Robertson are buried here. The fourth victim, Denise McNair, is buried elsewhere.
The tragic loss of these lives led to the end of the era of massive resistance to social change in Birmingham and the release of the city from the fear which long paralyzed progress in human relations. — Map (db m61197) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Forrest Camp No. 1435|
|We salute the Confederate soldier with affection, reverence, and undying devotion to the cause for which he fought. — Map (db m12240) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Lane Park|
|In 1822 William Pullen, Revolutionary War veteran, acquired this land from the Federal Government for farming. In 1889 his heirs sold the land to the City of Birmingham for use as the New Southside Cemetery which operated from 1889 to 1909 with 4,767 burials. The name changed to Red Mountain Cemetery, then to Red Mountain Park and finally to Lane Park in honor of Birmingham Mayor A.O. Lane. The land was also used for the Allen Gray Fish Hatchery ( fed by Pullen Springs), a stone quarry , a . . . — Map (db m27096) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — United Confederate Veterans|
|In Memory of the Confederate Soldiers.
In Memory of the Women of the Confederacy.
In God we trust. — Map (db m12241) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — United Confederate Veterans — Camp Hardee No. 39|
|(front): United Confederate Veterans Camp Hardee No. 39 Camp Hardee No. 39 was organized as a camp of the United Confederate Veterans on August 7, 1891. This cemetery plot was acquired by the camp to provide a final resting place for the men whose valiant service had earned the undying gratitude of the South.
Past Camp Commander J. C. Abernathy led the committee which oversaw the erection of the monument which was dedicated on April 21, 1906.
In addition to the men buried here, . . . — Map (db m12487) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Wilson Chapel And Cemetery — ("The Little Brown Church in the Wildwood")|
|Wilson Chapel was built in 1916 as a memorial to James and Frances Wilson by their daughters, Rosa Wilson Eubanks and Minerva Wilson Constantine. At the time of its construction the area was developing into a community of country homes known as Roebuck Springs. Styled after the architecture of English parish churches, the chapel marks and protects the site of one of the oldest cemeteries in Alabama.
Frances Wilson's father, Audley Hamilton, was granted this land in 1818 and the cemetery . . . — Map (db m26681) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Zion Memorial Gardens|
|Mt. Zion Baptist Church began burying here in the mid-1800s. On June 2, 1970, New Grace Hill Cemetery, Inc., a subsidiary of the Booker T. Washington Insurance Company in Birmingham, purchased this cemetery and officially named it Zion Memorial Gardens. Dr. A. G. Gaston (1892-1996) organized the Booker T. Washington Burial Society in 1923, responding to the lack of burial insurance available to African Americans. Gaston believed, “a proper funeral is of immense importance….it’s the very . . . — Map (db m35602) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Clay — Mount Calvary Cemetery — Clay, Alabama — formerly Ayers, Alabama|
|The oldest marked grave is that of Nancy Paerson, daughter of William S. Turner who was born September 23, 1813 and died September 19, 1830. Jesse Taylor deeded land for this church and graveyard on February 15, 1856.
Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register. — Map (db m25134) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Clay — Pioneer Massey Cemetery|
|Samuel Massey and his brother - in - law, Duke William Glenn, first came to this Territory in February 1814 with Lt. Col Reuben Nash's Regt. South Carolina Volunteer Militia to help defeat the Creek Indians in the War of 1812. Samuel Massey returned to settle this land months before Alabama became a state on December 14, 1819. Samuel's son, William Duke Massey, married Ruth Reed, daughter of William 'Silver Billy' Reed. Born October 28, 1817, she was the first white girl born in Jefferson County. — Map (db m25088) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Clay — Wear Cemetery|
|Established about 1850, Wear Cemetery is located off Old Springville Road to the northeast at Countryside Circle. In the 1800's the Wear family was among the first settlers of the community later known as Clay. Twenty-three remaining graves were identified and documented in 2008. The earliest known burial is that of Samuel Wear (1766-1852), an American Revolutionary War soldier who fought the British in the Battle of King's Mountain at 14 years of age. Other military veterans buried here . . . — Map (db m25113) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Homewood — Union Hill Cemetery|
|Union Hill Cemetery is the burial grounds of many pioneers and early settlers of the Shades Valley area. It was established in the 1870s. but includes gravestones dating back to the early 1850s due to the relocation of two earlier, smaller cemeteries to Union Hill - the Daniel Watkins Cemetery in 1946 and the Enoch Anderson Watkins Cemetery in 2004. Union Hill Cemetery is also the final resting place of many veterans who served in the Civil War, Spanish - American War, WWI, WWII, and the Korean . . . — Map (db m26293) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Homewood — Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, Union Hill School|
|This cemetery is the final resting place of many of Shades Valley's pioneer residents. A few of the earliest headstones date from the mid-1850s. Descendants of these settlers helped mold the cities of Mountain Brook and Homewood. Located on property to the east of the cemetery was the Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church building which was completed in 1874 on property donated by Pleasant H. Watkins. This church was founded in 1867 near the Irondale Furnace and moved to Union Hill in 1873. . . . — Map (db m26294) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Hoover — Patton Chapel Church 1866|
|Just after the War Between the States Robert Berry Patton gave seven acres of land, logs from his sawmill to build a church, school and cemetery. He served as the first pastor. Fire destroyed the church in 1908 and 1938. The school served the area until 1924. Many early settlers are buried here and the site is still in use. As a city landmark and after several names changes, it is now Hoover First United Methodist Church. — Map (db m29043) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Leeds — Mt. Hebron Cemetery — Jefferson County|
|In April 1836, William White donate land for a church and cemetery. In December 1904, William T. Simmons and his wife R. A. sold adjoining land to the church adding to the cemetery. The oldest marked grave is for Hepsey Herring who died October 8, 1848. Medal of Honor recipient Alfred Lee McLaughlin is buried here along with veterans from the Civil War to the Vietnam War. In 1951, a cemetery association was formed, separate from the church. In 2003, the Univ. of AL's Office of Archaeological . . . — Map (db m49327) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Leeds — Shiloh Cemetery — Established Circa 1820|
|Shiloh Cemetery is the first recorded Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in middle Alabama. Burial at Shiloh began in 1820, a year before the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church organized in 1821 at Oakridge, now Leeds. The cemetery stood back from the public road which was the stagecoach route from Montevallo to Ashville. The church remained at the site for years, on land owned by the State of Alabama and set aside for educational purposes. About 1878, the state sold the land, and the church, . . . — Map (db m49350) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Mulga — Historic Lakeview Cemetery|
|This cemetery is owned by St. John Baptist Church in Edgewater and operated by Scott-McPherson Funeral Home, Inc. US Steel Corporation previously owned the area and it is historically associated with the Edgewater Mining Camp community established for the workers of Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company (TCI, later US Steel). The cemetery , now 3.5 acres, was deeded to St. John Baptist Church by US Steel on March 3, 2003. It is a non-profit cemetery. — Map (db m37221) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — "Mountain" Tom Clark — Hanged September 4, 1872|
|The notorious outlaw gang leader who boasted that no one would ever run over Tom Clark lies buried near the center of Tennessee Street where now all who pass by do run over him.
In 1872, Clark, who terrorized helpless citizens during the Civil War, confessed to at least nineteen murders, including a child, and was hanged with two companions. Although graves were already dug in a nearby field, outraged townspeople interred Clark beneath Tennessee Street thus bring his boast to nought. — Map (db m28158) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Florence Cemetery — -1818-|
|When the city was surveyed this land described as "outside the city limits" was designated as the burying grounds for the new town. It contains the graves of early settlers, including a son and brother of Ferdinand Sannoner, Surveyor of Florence, and served as the principal cemetery for over 130 years. Two former Governors in the O'Neal family, as well as many prominent community leaders and families are interred here. "Soldiers Rest", a Confederate Cemetery, is located near the south property line. — Map (db m28403) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Pesthouse and Cemetery / Pestilences — 1866 / "Prior to 20th Century"|
| Side 1 Following an outbreak of the dreaded plaque, smallpox (Variola), at Florence during the winter of 1865-66, the Board of Alderman adopted a resolution on January 2, 1866, that a Pesthouse be “erected at the vineyard as soon as possible.” According to tradition, this Pesthouse, believed to have been a simple two-room log structure, was located in this area where people with infectious diseases could be isolated from community. Also located nearby is a small cemetery . . . — Map (db m28464) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Soldier's Rest — -1862-|
|This area is the military cemetery for Confederate Soldiers. After an 1862 skirmish in the streets of Florence, it was used to bury casualties until the end of the Civil War. Many unknown Confederates and a few unknown Union soldiers rest here. After the war it was reserved for Confederate veterans and their families. In 1977, the historic plot was deeded by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to insure its preservation and perpetual care. — Map (db m28402) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and Cemetery — Church Organized 1818: — First Cemetery Burial 1819|
|Church organized in 1819; First Cemetery Burial in 1819. One of the earliest Methodist Congregations in the area, this church was organized by local preacher, Rev. Alexander Faires, in a log school built in 1816. Land donated in 1818 for church and cemetery by Henry Kirkpatrick. Additional lands donated in 1841 by Hiram and Eva Rhodes, and in 1911 and 1914 by John and Amanda Wesson and L.D. Simmons. First and second structures were destroyed by fires. A frame building was erected in 1885. First . . . — Map (db m56354) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Wilson Family Cemetery 19th Century / Slave Cemetery 19th Century|
| Side A
In 1818 three Wilson brothers John, Matthew and Samuel, came from Virginia to purchase large farms in this area. The plantations of John and Matthew joined near this cemetery. All three brothers and their families are buried here. Inscriptions on two gravestones tell of a Civil War atrocity when, on April 30, 1865 two local Union guerrilla gangs tortured and murdered John Wilson and his nephew, Matthew Jr.
Two others in the house were shot, yet lived to tell the story.
The . . . — Map (db m28160) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Killen — Daniel White — Settled Here in 1818|
|Daniel White, native of North Carolina, purchased land here in 1818, a year before Alabama became a state. His home and stagecoach stop, "Wayside Inn" was a large two~ story log house located on the North side of the highway from this site. In 1834 he set aside the original two acres in this burial ground for a church and cemetery. Daniel White and his wife, Margaret, are believed to be buried here. Also buried here is a son, Sherwood White, who operated a grist mill on Second Creek a few miles west of Rogersville. — Map (db m29170) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Lexington — Grassy Memorial Chapel and Cemetery|
|Established in 1894 as New Salem Presbyterian Church. Originally afflicted with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the first recorded meeting was held 1897, William White, Pastor.
The Church became affiliated with Presbyterian U.S.A. in 1907. In 1976, it became the property of the Grassy community under the direction of New Salem Cemetery Inc. Grassy Memorial Cemetery Inc. was formed in 1998 by the Grassy community to direct the operation of the Chapel and Cemetery. May this Chapel continue . . . — Map (db m29800) HM|
|Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Cambridge|
| North Side This marks the site of Cambridge, a small town established in the earliest years of Limestone County. In 1818, it consisted of several business houses, shops, and a mill. It was one of three locations considered for the county seat, however the choice went to Athens, and Cambridge never grew as hoped. During the "Great Spiritual Revival" of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, camp meetings were held here, sometimes lasting for weeks at a time. Among early Methodists who . . . — Map (db m60177) HM|
|Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Old Town Cemetery|
|This is the earliest known cemetery in the town of Athens, and the final resting place for many of its first citizens. The earliest burials date from the 1820’s and continue thought the mid-1800’s, with an occasional burial past 1900. Through the markers are now sunken below ground, others have been destroyed or removed.
Trustees for the town purchased this entire block in 1827 for ten dollars from Robert Beaty and John Carriel. It was originally designated school property and a school did . . . — Map (db m29112) HM|
|Alabama (Limestone County), Capshaw — Nicholas Davis|
|Born April 23, 1781 in Hanover Co. Virginia, married there to Martha Hargrave of a wealthy Quaker family. He served as U.S. Marshall and in other positions. Moved to Kentucky in 1808. Was a Captain in the WAR OF 1812 and became a political and personal ally of Henry Clay.
He settled here on several hundred acres and built his large log home "WALNUT GROVE" in 1817. Here he entertained large numbers of guests for days at a time, raced his blooded horses and lived the life of a much admired . . . — Map (db m29284) HM|
|Alabama (Limestone County), Tanner — Harris-Pryor House — (Flower Hill Farm)|
| Side A
Build abt. 1858 by Schuyler Harris on land once owned by Henry Augustine Washington, a distant relative of the first president. Through purchases, marriages, and inheritance between the Washington, Harris and Pryor families, all from Virginia, a large plantation of over 3,000 acres was established. Long after the demise of slavery, approx. 60 tenant families lived on the land.
Schuyler Harris gave this house to his daughter, Ida Maria and her husband Wm. Richard Pryor, a son . . . — Map (db m29103) HM|
|Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Harris Hill Cemetery|
| Harris Hill Cemetery is located Sec. 17, T3, and R1E, on the south side of Highway 72 East at the intersection of Moores Mill Road and Highway 72 East in a large clump of trees on a small rise. This is the old home place and family graveyard of Francis Eppes Harris; without a doubt, he and his wife are buried here, but no stones mark their graves.
In 2007 with the help of the present owner, Cole Walker, family members and the Twickenham Town Chapter, NSDAR, the old graves and cemetery . . . — Map (db m43878) HM|
|Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Maple Hill Cemetery — Established 1818 — by the City of Huntsville|
Maple Hill Cemetery
by the City of Huntsville
has become the final resting place of many citizens of this community. Here lie brave men who served in the major wars of our nation, many public servants, and many citizens whose good works may have been known only to God.
Scrolls in Cemetery Reception Hall bear the names of some outstanding people.
Governors of Alabama
who lie buried in this cemetery: . . . — Map (db m28791) HM|
|Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Site of the Huntsville Slave Cemetery|
|On September 3, 1818, the Huntsville City Commissioners purchased two acres of land from LeRoy Pope for a "burying ground" for slaves. This cemetery was located within the NE quarter of Section 1, Township 4, Range 1 West of the Base Meridian. It was affectionately known as "Georgia" within the black community. The cemetery continued to be used from 1818 until 1870 when Glenwood Cemetery was designated as the city's burial ground for African Americans. No known records have survived. — Map (db m35214) HM|
|Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Slave Cemetery — 1800s|
|This cemetery site was used as a burial ground for slaves who lived on both the Peter Blow and Job Key plantations from 1811 to 1865. Dred Scott's first wife and their two children are believed to have been buried here. The cemetery continued to be used through the early 1900s. — Map (db m31562) HM|
|Alabama (Madison County), Madison — James Henry Bibb|
| In memory of James Henry Bibb One of the founding fathers of Madison Station in November 1869. Erected by his grandson — Map (db m44265) HM|
|Alabama (Marshall County), Albertville — Pre-Civil War Cemetery|
|The West Main Street Cemetery was established in the late 1850’s by the Jones Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, South, which was located nearby. Among notable persons buried here are: Thomas A. Albert (1796-1876), for whom Albertville is named; W. M. Coleman (1860-1926), the city’s first mayor; and L. S. Emmett (1841-1903), a pioneer merchant. — Map (db m39069) HM|
|Alabama (Marshall County), Arab — 1883 Methodist Church Cemetery|
|A congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church North erected a log church, possibly named Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, adjacent to this cemetery in 1883. The church served as Arab's first school. The earliest marked grave is 1883, though older unmarked graves are likely present. In 1897 the congregation moved to Union Hill. The cemetery continued to be used into the early 1940s by the Methodist Episcopal Church South founded in 1892, which later became First United Methodist Church. Buried . . . — Map (db m42594) HM|
|Alabama (Marshall County), Arab — Fry Cemetery|
|Located on the hilltop 500 feet southwest of here. Fry Cemetery typifies rural valley-and-ridge community cemeteries of the 1800s. The Fry family emigrated from Virginia to this area when it was still part of the Mississippi Territory. Revolutionary War veteran Phillip Fry was buried here in 1840. Family names found in the cemetery include Carnes, Copeland, Cox Fry, Hinds, Mays, Wilcox, and others. Numerous graves are indicated by cairns, stone slabs, and inscribed stones, while many graves no longer have visible markers. — Map (db m45570) HM|
|Alabama (Monroe County), Burnt Corn — Puryearville|
|The Puryearville Methodist Church began as a society near Burnt Corn in 1820 and was located here c. 1830 to c. 1943. Richard C. Puryear deeded 2 acres of land on March 25, 1843 to Isaac Betts, George Watson, William Black, Joel B. Walden and Thomas Pritchett as trustees of the Puryearville Methodist Church and witnessed by R. H. Puryear and Richard Moseley; Hickman Fowler, J. P. The Washington-Monroe Academy and the Masonic Order met here. Early settlers of Monroe and Conecuh Counties who . . . — Map (db m47699) HM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Lapine — Fair Prospect Cemetery Montgomery County|
|Atop this hill lies Fair Prospect Cemetery, established in the 1840s as part of Fair Prospect Church. Land was donated for the church and cemetery by Benjamin Mitchell (1765-1848) and his wife Jane Scrimpton Mitchell (1775-1850). The location of their graves is unknown. The earliest marked burials date to 1851 and the cemetery is still active today. Justus M. Barnes, founder of Strata Academy, was a leader in the congregation and his parents are buried here. In the 1870s, the church burned . . . — Map (db m54735) HM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Old Oakwood Cemetery|
|The city cemetery was begun by donations of land from Andrew Dexter in 1817 and from General John Scott in 1818. Dexter and Scott had founded separate villages which combined to form Montgomery in 1819. The early part of the graveyard was known as Scott's Free Burying Ground. The cemetery was open to all of Montgomery's people. Many of the soldiers and prominent statesmen who shaped our history as well as ordinary citizens, hanged felons, and unknowns rest in Old Oakwood. Nearly 140 acres in . . . — Map (db m36496) HM|
|Alabama (Pickens County), Aliceville — Aliceville First Baptist Church|
|On a wooded spot near where Garden Cemetery is located stood Enon Baptist Church, constituted in August 1823, by Lemuel Prewitt and Henry Petty on land donated by Parks E. Ball.
Sometime after 1849 the meeting place was moved about one mile west on Pickensville road.
In 1905 it was relocated in Aliceville and is now known as First Baptist Church of Aliceville.
The present building was dedicated October 4, 1940.
Through the years this church has been consistently dedicated to . . . — Map (db m37524) HM|
|Alabama (Pickens County), Aliceville — In Memory of James McCrory|
|who departed this life
November 24th 1840
Aged 82 years, 6 months
and 9 days.
The deceased was a soldier
of the Revolution and was at
The battles of Germantown,
Brandywine and Guilford
Court house, and was one of
Washington’s life guards at
Valley Forge and served his
during the war.
Peace be to the soldier’s dust — Map (db m37522) HM|
|Alabama (Russell County), Fort Mitchell — Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery|
|This military graveyard was established soon after Fort Mitchell was built by General John Floyd of the Georgia Militia. Located just south of the stockade, the cemetery was used between 1813 and 1840 during the fort's occupation by Georgia and United States soldiers. The first burial was that of John Ward, an interpreter on the staff of General Floyd. Ward died of pneumonia in November 1813. A line of approximately 25 soldiers' graves is located adjacent to the site of the fort's dispensary. A . . . — Map (db m26122) HM|
|Alabama (Russell County), Fort Mitchell — James Cantey|
|Near here was the home of Confederate Brigadier General James Cantey who arrived in 1849 to operate a plantation owned by his father. Prior to coming to Russell County he had practiced law at his birthplace, Camden, South Carolina, and had represented his district in the State Legislature there for two terms. Cantey fought n the Mexican War and received near mortal wounds. He was left among the dead but was rescued by his body servant whose plans were to bear him home for burial. The slave's . . . — Map (db m26103) HM|
|Alabama (Russell County), Fort Mitchell — John Crowell|
Near here is the site where John Crowell lived, died, and is interred. Colonel Crowell was born in Halifax County, North Carolina, on September 18, 1780; moved to Alabama in 1815, having been appointed as Agent of the United States to the Muscogee Indians. In 1817, he was elected as Alabama's first and only Territorial Delegate to the 15th Congress, where he served from January 29, 1818, until March 3, 1819. Upon Alabama's admission as a State, he was elected its first . . . — Map (db m26116) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Alabaster — Benton Family Cemetery — "Benton-Oldham Cemetery"|
|Located on the site of the original Benton homestead, this cemetery was founded July 12, 1842, with the burial of early Shelby County settler Jesse Benton (1796-1842). All who rest herein are members of the Benton family by birth, marriage, or close friendship. — Map (db m37224) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Alabaster — Harless Cemetery|
|Harless Cemetery was established as a burying ground in the early 1800s. It is on land homesteaded by Henry Harless, Jr., that was later owned and subsequently deeded to the cemetery by members of the Wyatt family. The oldest surviving marker is for Henry Harless, Jr.'s sister, Hannah Harless Wilson (1783-1833). Hannah and her husband, Benjamin Wilson, arrived to this area about 1814 and are believed to be the first white settlers to the Ebenezer community. The cemetery is sometimes referred to . . . — Map (db m24914) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Alabaster — Nabors Cemetery — “Ozley-McLane-Nabors Cemetery”|
|Established October 15, 1868, with the burial of Elizabeth “Betsy” Nabors. Her loving husband, John, followed her in death only fifteen days later. They are buried side by side. Many local pioneer families chose to share this hallowed ground for their departed loved ones.
Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register — Map (db m37046) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Chelsea — Old Quinn Burying Ground|
|Established June 2, 1849 by
Veteran of War of 1812
In Consideration of His Love for the Church, He Conveyed the Burying Ground to the Trustees of Liberty Church And Their Successors.
Listed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register
Erected by Friends of Old Quinn Burying Ground — Map (db m28519) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Harpersville — Harpersville Garden of Memories|
|The oldest known grave is that of Oprah Moore (1772-1823), consort to Rev. (Doctor) Lemuel Moore. This is the final resting place of American Revolutionary War Patriot William Jennings (1761-1840) and the professed burial site of the Last Creek Indian Chief of the Kewahatchie Tribe, Boz Shepard and his family (c. 1836-37). On January 24, 1964, a devastating tornado destroyed most of the oldest grave markers and killed ten citizens, including five members of the same Kelly family. Thousands of . . . — Map (db m59652) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Maylene — Cedar Grove Cemetery|
|Established as Meredith Cemetery, the first recorded burial here was Sarah Hoge Meredith, who died August 25, 1836.
The Griffin family donated land for this burial ground and it has been in continuous use since founded. An annual memorial service has been held on this site since before the Civil War. — Map (db m37219) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Shelby Springs — Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery — "Old Soldiers Grave Yard"|
|The Confederate Army established a soldier's home and hospital here (1863-1865) as a part of the CSA Camp Winn Training Site. Father Leray and the Sisters of Mercy staffed the hospital after fleeing Civil War destruction in Vicksburg, MS. They brought with them by train many wounded and sick Confederate soldiers. This existing public cemetery was expanded fro those soldiers who died of battle wounds and illnesses. Civilian burials continued until 1921.
Lay Down Your Arms...
Close . . . — Map (db m24212) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Sterrett — Old Sterrett Cemetery — “Cedars of Beulah Land Burial Ground” — Pumpkin Swamp Road -> .3 mile|
|This cemetery was established around 1841. The oldest marked grave is for Polly Webster (1822-May 3, 1841), daughter of Beulah Land founder Henley Webster, born February 5, 1805 in Anderson County, SC and died February 20, 1884. This hallowed ground and the surrounding 40 acres was acquired by Henley Webster on December 20, 1824. Legislative action dated May 28, 1828 established a postal road from Ashville through Beulah Land and Harpersville to Montevallo. Other pioneer settlers of Beulah Land . . . — Map (db m59464) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Westover — Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery|
|This cemetery was established August 20, 1857, by George C. and Purnelea Crawford. In an earnest desire to promote God’s Kingdom on Earth, they conveyed this site to the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church South and their successors.
Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register — Map (db m59653) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Wilsonville — Wilsonville Cemetery|
|This cemetery has been an important resting place for loved ones since the early 1800s.
A Dutchman named Avehard is believed to be the first person buried here. The earliest marked grave dates to 1854. Sharecroppers, former slaves, educators, business men and women, and many war veterans from as far back as the Civil War are buried here. These graves mark the journey of many generations. It is with love and respect that we recognize our founding families for what they contributed towards . . . — Map (db m37225) HM|
|Alabama (Talladega County), Lincoln — Refuge Cemetery|
|In April 1950, Alabama’s last two living Confederate veterans met here to discuss shared experiences of the Civil War. Local resident Col. Pleasant ‘Riggs’ Crump was visited by Gen. James Moore of Selma, commander of the Alabama chapter of the United Confederate Veterans. Present at the surrender at Appomattox 85 years earlier, Crump had returned to the Lincoln area after the Civil War. He was a member of the Refuge Baptist Church which he served as deacon for 71 years, and was buried in this cemetery after his death in 1951 at the age of 104. — Map (db m62209) HM|
|Alabama (Talladega County), Sylacauga — Marble City Cemetery Sylacauga|
|Marble City Cemetery opened for public burials in 1898 when the City of Sylacauga purchased one acre of a wheat field from James T. Persons. Originally a private burial ground of the George W. Pearson family, the earliest burial dates from 1876. The city expanded the cemetery in 1919 and 1937. This ten acre cemetery is a mirror of the history of Sylacauga’s marble production. Local stone cutters and men from Italy, Hungary, and Scotland used this area’s native white marble to carve these . . . — Map (db m57764) HM|
|Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Daviston — Major Lemuel P. Montgomery — "He Acted With The Greatest Gallantry" — March 27, 1814|
|Leading the charge on the Indian defenses, Major Montgomery fell while storming the log barricade, Horseshoe Bend was his first battle. But the 28 year old Tennessean already a distinguished lawyer, was among the most promising of Jackson's officers. — Map (db m51667) HM|
|Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2|
|One of four historic cemeteries located on the campus of Bryce Hospital, Alabama's oldest mental health facility, this cemetery was established in 1922 and was closed for burials in 1953. It contains approximately 1550 burials mostly marked with simple, chronologically numbered concrete grave markers that correspond to cemetery ledger books in the possession of the Alabama Department of Mental Health. Bryce Hospital is one of the most historic and architecturally significant public institutions . . . — Map (db m40449) HM|
|Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Greenwood Cemetery|
|Laid out in the original city plan, Greenwood is Tuscaloosa’ oldest surviving cemetery. It has been in continuous use since prior to 1820. The earliest marked grave is dated 1821.
Some of the ornate marble markers located in Greenwood were carved in New Orleans, however, many were carved from local sandstone by masons working on the state capitol once located three blocks north. Only grass covers many of the older plots of African and Native Americans and white settlers.
Greenwood is . . . — Map (db m40392) HM|
|Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Old Bryce Cemetery|
|This is the oldest of four historic cemeteries located on the campus of Bryce Hospital, Alabama's oldest mental health facility. The first recorded burial dates to 1861. While only a few graves are currently marked, it is estimated that thousands of individuals are buried here. Bryce Hospital is one of the most historic and architecturally significant public institutions in the U.S. Established in 1852 at the height of the psychiatric reform movement known as "moral treatment," the hospital was . . . — Map (db m40450) HM|
|Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — University of Alabama’s Slavery Apology|
|Buried near this plaque are Jack Rudolph and William “Boysey” Brown, two slaves owned by University of Alabama faculty, and William J. Crawford, a University student who died in 1844.
Rudolph was born in Africa about 1791 and died May 5, 1846, from “Bilious Pneumonia.” Brown was born April 10, 1838, and died November 22, 1844, from “Whooping Cough.”
Jack Rudolph and Boysey Brown were among the slaves owned by the University of Alabama and by . . . — Map (db m40389) HM|
|Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Faribanks — Clay Street Cemetery|
From 1905 to 1916 at least 83 men died and 400 were injured in gold mining accidents in the Fairbanks area. Underground mining was dangerous during this pioneer era. Most died from cave-ins, falling down shafts, being struck by material while in the shaft and by gas asphyxiation. The miners were often young, single, foreign-born “pick and shove” laborers. They were far from home. Those with an asterisk (*) are buried here in the Fairbanks Clay Street Cemetery.|
- . . . — Map (db m47383) HM
|Arizona (Apache County), Eagar — 6 — Snyder-Cavanaugh Shoot Out|
|In 1878, this notorious outlaw gang clashed over dividing their loot. A heated gunfight occurred in the saddle of this hill and it is said that at least seven died. Here lie their last known remains. — Map (db m36607) HM|
|Arizona (Apache County), Springerville — 2 — Slaughter Family Cemetary|
|First cousin to famed "Texas John Slaughter", Peter Slaughter & his rough trailhands brought the first Texas cattle to the White Mtns. C.1881 & built his P Lazy S Ranch on the Black River. Pete is buried here with 3 sons & extended family. — Map (db m36593) HM|
|Arizona (Cochise County), Benson — Benson Pioneer Cemetery — Known as "7th Street Cemetery" — 1881-1975|
|This land was deeded to the City of Benson as a cemetery by the Pacific Improvement Company, the California based land company of the Southern Pacific Railroad, in March 1929.
Burial plots were sold to residents by the City of Benson and the cemetery continues to be maintained by the City. The first person buried was William McDonald, October 10, 1881. His grave is unmarked. The first marked grave is Charles H. Fullerton, buried October 13, 1883. The last burial was Nicholas Solis in 1975. . . . — Map (db m48512) HM|
|Arizona (Cochise County), Dragoon — Confederate Graves at Dragoon Springs|
|On May 5, 1862, a Confederate foraging party rounding up cattle near the abandoned Butterfield Overland Mail Station battled a group of apaches. The soldiers were members of Company A, Governor John R. Baylor's Regiment of Arizona Rangers, under the command of Captain Sherod Hunter. Captain Hunter's command was based at Tucson and engaged in operations against Union forces from California. Four of Hunter's men were killed, and the Apaches took 25 horses and 30 mules. It is unknown whether any . . . — Map (db m57792) HM|
|Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — "Unknown Soldiers"|
|In Memory of those who stood and fought,
But names have been forgotten.
May they rest in peace. — Map (db m28252) HM|
|Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Union Soldiers Buried in Historic Cemetery — Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery|
holds the remains of
18 California Volunteers who died
at Fort Lowell during the Civil War and a
Civil War Veteran of the U.S. Colored Troops.
Their graves are marked with a GAR star.
Sgt. John C. McQuade - Co.B, 2 Calif. Calvary - July 12, 1862 • 1st Sgt. Elijah Perry - Co. A, 1 Calif. Calvary - Aug. 12, 1862 • Pvt. Jacob Smith • Co. G, 5 Calif. Infantry - Oct. 3, 1862 • Pvt. Samuel Riddle - Co. E, Calif. Infantry • Pct. George W. Ward - Co. B, Calif. Calvary • Pvt. . . . — Map (db m33745) HM|
|Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 1 — Boothill Graveyard — 1878-1884|
|This Tombstone Cemetery gives mute testimony to the hardships of Western frontier life. The people buried here were housewives, painted ladies, outlaws, gamblers, miners, business men and women, blacksmiths, cowboys and those "who died with their boots on". Among its occupants are Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank Mclaury of OK Corral gunfight fame, Dutch Annie, the "Queen of the Red Light District', Quong Kee and other famous and not so famous residents that contributed to Tombstones early history. . . . — Map (db m27926) HM|
|Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Edward Schieffelin — 1847-1897|
|The son of a miner, Ed learned everything about prospecting from his father, except how to strike it rich! For twenty years, Ed prospected the west. He tried the "regular life," but after 18 months remarked: "No better off than I was prospecting, and not half as well satisfied."
He arrived at the foot of the Huachuca Mountains in March 1877 working as a supplier for the cavalry. Soldiers told Ed that all he would find would be his "tombstone or his graveyard" if he kept . . . — Map (db m27933) HM|
|Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Grand Army of the Republic Memorial — Tombstone, Arizona|
Dedicated May 30, 1887
In Memory of
the Comrades of
G.A.R. — Map (db m33141) HM|
|Arizona (La Paz County), Ehrenberg — 41 — Ehrenberg Cemetery|
|This monument built to
perpetuate the memory of
the pioneers, trailblazers,
and adventurers that rest
in these unmarked graves.
(Arizona Highway Department, 1934)
Rededicated: April 27, 2003 (CY 6008)
By the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitas
Lost Dutchman Chapter 5917+4 — Map (db m31188) HM|
|Arizona (La Paz County), Ehrenberg — Pioneer Cemetery|
|First used sometime after June 16, 1862. Some of Arizona's earliest pioneers, people of every race and moral persuasion, lie here in eternal peace. The last burial was on April 22, 1988. — Map (db m31827) HM|
|Arizona (La Paz County), Quartzsite — The Last Camp of Hi Jolly — Camel Driver, Packer, Scout|
| Last Camp
Born somewhere in Syria
Died at Quartzsite
December 16, 1902
Came to this country
February 10, 1856
Camel Driver - Packer Scout -
Over Thirty Years a faithful aid
to the US Government — Map (db m32201) HM|
|Arizona (La Paz County), Salome — Harrisburg Cemetery|
|In remembrance of the pioneers who gave their lives to the development of the west. — Map (db m39415) HM|
|Arizona (Maricopa County), Chandler — Goodyear – Ocotillo Cemetery|
|This small plot of land was designated a cemetery by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio. Goodyear owned and farmed the surrounding acreage from 1916 until 1943. Goodyear workers and their families are buried here. Local oral history indicates burials may have predated 1916. — Map (db m34555) HM|
|Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — 1897 Smurthwaite House|
|The 1897 Smurthwaite House is an excellent example of Shingle Style Architecture. It is one of fewer than one hundred 19th century buildings of this age left in Phoenix. It was donated to the City of Phoenix Park, Recreation and Library Department by the Phoenix Art Museum, The Heard Museum, and the Museum of Northern Arizona for the purpose of being enjoyed by the public. This home made a landmark journey down 26 city blocks to its current location. It has been restored and will serve as a . . . — Map (db m39414) HM|
|Arizona (Maricopa County), Tempe — Double Butte Cemetery|
|Tempe's first cemetery, named for the Buttes in the background, was established before 1900. It was located on 80 acres of high ground because lower areas were waterlogged. Members of Tempe's best-known families lie here, along with victims of hangings, shootings and runaway horses.
The Tempe Cemetery Association managed it for many years but in the mid-1950's the City of Tempe took charge and instituted many improvements.
This plaque is a memorial to those who served in all wars and . . . — Map (db m34556) HM|
|Arizona (Maricopa County), Tempe — George W. P. Hunt / Arizona's First Governor — Born 1859 Died 1934|
| [Main Marker]Entombment of
George W. P. Hunt
Born 1859 Died 1934
Colorful Arizona pioneer and statesman. Member of various territorial legislatures. President, Arizona Constitutional Convention 1910. Elected Arizona's 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th Governor to set a national record. Also entombed here are his wife, Duette, her parents, the J. W. Ellisons, and her sister Lena Ellison.
[Second Marker]Arizona's First Governor,
George Wylie Paul Hunt . . . — Map (db m30405) HM|
|Arizona (Mohave County), Bullhead City — Hardyville Pioneer Cemetery|
|This cemetery remains as the last vestige of the pioneer settlement of Hardyville founded in 1864 by William R Hardy, the town served as an important ferry crossing, steamboat landing, shipping point for area mines and as the Mohave County Seat from 1867 to 1872. In 1883 the ferry was moved to the Needles, CA when the A&P Railroad was completed to that point. Sporadic ranching, mining and milling activities could be found in the area into the early 1900s. — Map (db m29339) HM|
|Arizona (Mohave County), Chloride — Metcalf Baker - Andrew Judson|
|Metcalf Baker - Andrew Judson
Killed by Indians Oct. 13th 1866 — Map (db m52373) HM|
|Arizona (Navajo County), Winslow — 46 — Brigham City Cemetery|
|March 24, 1876, Mormon colonization in Arizona began here with the establishment of Ballanger's Camp, later Brigham City, by Lot Smith, Jesse O. Ballanger, George Lake, William C. Allen and others sent from Utah by Brigham Young. They also established Sunset, Allen's Camp, later Joseph City and Oded, all on the Little Colorado River. Dams made of brush and rocks were frequently washed out by floods causing the people to leave. About 40 pioneers are buried here. — Map (db m36332) HM|
|Arizona (Pima County), Ajo — Old Clarkston Cemetery|
|Pursuant to judgment rendered in the superior court of the Sate of Arizona, in and for the county of Pima, Case no. 30813, The bodies of persons buried in the Old Clarkston Cemetery which lay approximately 1700 feet northwest of this point, have been removed to what is known as the Ajo Cemetery, Ajo, Arizona.
Following are the names of the persons, so far known, who were buried in this old cemetery, and whose bodies have been removed to the Ajo Cemetery:
Juana Abballo . . . — Map (db m30762) HM|
|Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — Citizens Cemetery|
|Citizens Cemetery was founded in early June 1864 with the burial of Colorado legislature Joel Woods. Established on public land east of Prescott and southwest of Fort Whipple, the cemetery has been known at various times as “Town Cemetery”, “City Cemetery”, “Prescott Cemetery: and “ Citizen’s Burying Ground”. The name “Citizens Cemetery”” first appeared in print in January 1872. The Unites States deeded the land to Virginia Kock in . . . — Map (db m21668) HM|
|Arizona (Yavapai County), Yarnell — Peeples Valley Pioneer Cemetery|
| Column 1
Johnson 1865 • John Fry 1877 • Wycoff • Anna M. Smith 1880 • Baby Hamilton 1883 • Joseph Hodge 1885 • Thomas Hodge 1892 • Aggie Hodge 1892
Maggie Hodge 1892 • Lillie Hodge 1892 • Jerry Holbrook 1892 • John Ragsdale 1892 • Mrs. P. M. Henley 1910 • Lee Hodge 1918 • Henry Coe • Coleman
Unknown originally described as:
One Man, Two Mexicans, Four Indians
This site was designated a State Monument in 1956 and dedicated by the Honorable Earnest W. . . . — Map (db m29469) HM|
|Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — A Memorial to the Inmates Who Died at the Arizona Territorial Prison|
|In memory of
the inmates, who lost their life
while serving their sentence, at the
Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma
Aldrete, Simon • Alejandra • Alveres, Thomas • Armbula, Tomas • Arnett, William • Arvizu, Gregorio • Baca, Antonio • Brooks, John • Brown, John • Bundy, George • Bustamente, Ezequiel • Camedo, Louis • Candelino, Andres (Gandelario) • Carebella, Dionocio • Carillo, Jesus • Carson, Joe • Chamberlain, F.J. • Corrales, Jesus • Day, Charles • Day, Charles • Dill-Z-Hay • . . . — Map (db m51636) HM|
|Arkansas (Mississippi County), Osceola — Violet Cemetery|
|Violet Cemetery predates Arkansas statehood, the county, and city, with the oldest grave dating 1831. Initially secluded, the cemetery found itself in the middle of downtown as Osceola grew west because of cotton farming and manufacturing. Many elected officials and war veterans from the Civil War through Vietnam rest here. — Map (db m36709) HM|
|Arkansas (Washington County), Prairie Grove — The Dead of Prairie Grove|
|The men who died on this field on December 7, 1862 are buried in the soldier cemeteries in Fayetteville. 700 unknown Confederate soldiers are in the cemetery maintained by the Southern Memorial Association on East Mountain. The Union dead are in the Fayetteville National Cemetery. The commanding Generals reported 339 dead and 1,630 wounded in action. The records show that many of the wounded died -- 430 in the army hospitals of Fayetteville, 150 in the churches and homes of Cane Hill, and . . . — Map (db m35416) HM|
|California (Alameda County), Dublin — Dobbel Family|
|Margaret Tehan Dobbel, the granddaughter of Jeremiah and Ellen Fallon. She was born in Jeremiah Fallon’s home, Dublin, 1874. She married Julius Dobbel and had 13 children. They raised cattle and sheep at Rice, Camel, Dougherty and Donlon Ranches. — Map (db m26822) HM|
|California (Alameda County), Dublin — Flanagan Family|
|John & Katherine Donlon Flanagan from Longford, Ireland came to Dublin in 1868. In 1896 John was blinded, but continued to raise sheep and farm with the help of his wife and 3 girls, Eva, Katherine (Murphy), and Elizabeth (Nevin), who was a teacher at Murray School. — Map (db m26785) HM|
|California (Alameda County), Dublin — Norris Family|
|It took 6 months for Leo and Mary Jane Norris to come to California by covered wagon. In 1852 Leo purchased 10,000 acres from Don Jose Maria Amador for $20,000 and one white horse. Their lands include most of present day San Ramon Valley. Later, the Harlan and Glass families bought land from Leo Norris. — Map (db m27669) HM|
|California (Alameda County), Dublin — Old St. Raymond’s Church — 1860|
|The Oldest Extant Catholic Church Building
In Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
This land was donated as a Catholic site by Michael
Murray and Jeremiah Fallon, who was one of the
rescuers of the ill fated Donner Party in the Sierra.
Tom Donlan was killed during construction
of the old church. All three are buried in the
adjoining pioneer cemetery.
This plaque Donated and Dedicated
September 9, 1967 — Map (db m26701) HM|
|California (Alameda County), Dublin — Rod R. Fallon|
|Son of Jeremiah and Ellen Fallon. Regarded with great respect by people of the area for his honesty and integrity. Renowned for his fine horsemanship and proficiency with the riata (rawhide rope), which sometimes was up to 70 feet in length. He always rode excellent horses and was a fine rifle shot. He was superintendent of Dougherty Ranch. He died Feb. 21, 1932. — Map (db m26722) HM|
|California (Alameda County), Dublin — Tehan Family|
|William born in Kilkenny, Ireland, 1845. Ellen Fallon Tehan, daughter of Ellen and Jeremiah Fallon, was a year old when she came west by covered wagon from St. Joseph, Mo., in 1846. William and Ellen’s marriage was the first in Old St. Raymond’s Jan 1, 1866. They operated the Dublin Hotel in 1873. It was an important crossroads stagecoach stop. — Map (db m28612) HM|
|California (Alameda County), Oakland — Antonio Bras Columns|
|These granite columns are all that remain of 4460 Howe Street, built in 1898. This residence was the home of various families connected to St. Mary's and Mountain View Cemeteries and their supporting business. 4460 Howe Street originally belonged to Angus McIsaac, superintendent of St. Mary's Cemetery, and later to his daughter and sons, at least one of whom worked for the cemetery. The property was also associated with Percy and June Hassard, florists here in the 1930's. By about 1936, the . . . — Map (db m18600) HM|
|California (Amador County), Amador City — Amador City Cemetery — Est. 1851|
|The first internment in the Amador City Cemetery was 1851 with the last being in 1892. There are many more graves than indicated by the marble headstones. Some graves were never marked and others utilized hand carved wooden markers. During the 1950’s period, the City hired a person to clear the cemetery of weeds and brush. Albeit this was pre-weed eaters, but the person opted for the more speedy method of clearing the cemetery by the use of fire. In the process, all the wooden markers were . . . — Map (db m17020) HM|
|California (Amador County), Jackson — Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich|
|Very Reverend Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich
The First Administrator of the Serbian Church In America – Born in San Francisco on June 21, 1863 – Died November 30, 1940 in the Monastery of Zitcha at the Age of Seventy-Seven. — Map (db m13966) HM|
|California (Amador County), Jackson — St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church|
|St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church was erected in 1894. It is the first Serbian Orthodox church built in the U.S. Rev. Sebastian Dabovich, first Priest in this parish. Born in S.F. & reared in nearby Plymouth. Inspired his people in the early 1890’s & with help of many in California this house of worship became a reality. — Map (db m11514) HM|
|California (Amador County), Kirkwood — Maiden's Grave|
|Broken dreams and hope, carried 2000 miles through scorching deserts and over loft mountains. At last...the sight of the promise land. Those of you who visit this grave carry a torch of love and hope (which this young girl lost), and pass it on, to generations unborn.
Rechall Melton was laid to rest here, on a cold and frosty morning, Oct.4,1850. Blessed are the pure of heart for they shall see God. — Map (db m11983) HM|
|California (Amador County), Plymouth — Memorial Entrance — 1942|
| [Left Pillar:]
Boys of World War I
W.H. Pritchard •
A. Kretcher •
J.R. Hyland •
T. Trelese •
B. Packard •
R. Pew •
C.P. Sevey •
L.E. Walton •
L. Jack •
T. Pinder •
Dr. R.H. Dungan •
Marvin Brace •
Mat Brace •
F.M. Purtom •
L. Hank •
S.G. Lewis •
J.J. Ekel •
N. Hinlson •
A. Geisler •
R Claiborn •
W. Dickin •
W. Pearson •
J.F. McGee •
R. Gilmore •
J. C. Williams •
N. Ventich •
W. Hooper •
T . . . — Map (db m44137) HM|
|California (Amador County), Volcano — Soldier Gulch|
|This plaque is in commemoration of two soldiers of a party from Stevenson’s New York Regiment who discovered Volcano Valley in late 1848 and camped here in Soldier Gulch through a hard winter. Their bodies were discovered in the spring and buried somewhere here by a party of Mexicans.
May these pioneer miners rest in peace. — Map (db m11364) HM|
|California (Butte County), Berry Creek — Lake Madrone Cemetery|
|The Berry Creek Cemetery, sometimes referred to as the Lake Madrone Cemetery by local residents, served as a community graveyard for many years. The earliest known date of death for a person interred here is 1875. The cemetery fell into disrepair in the mid-Twentieth Century, though burials were conducted here in subsequent years, the most recent being in 1975. — Map (db m61683) HM|
|California (Butte County), Centerville — Centerville Cemetery|
| Main Marker:
Burials here date back to the early 1860’s but it was 1900 before the first cemetery association purchased the land from Theodore Willrich and started keeping records. In 1958 a few residents re-formed the organization which had lapsed into in-activity and undertook the task of renovation. In memory of these known pioneers whose names follow and rest here in un-marked graves this memorial is dedicated.
Charles Avisseau • William Bauman • George Beaumont • David Bell • . . . — Map (db m29709) HM|
|California (Butte County), Chico — Chico Cemetery G.A.R. Monument|
| . . . — Map (db m29659) HM|
|California (Butte County), Chico — General John and Annie K. Bidwell Gravesite|
|This marks the location of
General John and
Annie K. Bidwell’s
Founders and Benefactors of Chico — Map (db m29745) HM|
|California (Butte County), Forest Ranch — Katie Thompson – Mattie Thompson – Josie Campbell — ECV Preserving California History|
|On this site the remains of Katie Thompson, Mattie Thompson, and Josie Campbell were laid to rest. The children, were the grandchildren of Joseph Campbell, and all died of Scarlett Fever in 1877. Joseph Campbell was a prominent pioneer in this area where his name remains on many locations. The original grave markers were intentionally destroyed sometime during the 1920’s by the owner of Gracie’s Tavern, who tired of her hearing of graves in her parking lot. In keeping with the philosophy of . . . — Map (db m61767) HM|
|California (Butte County), Oroville — Jewish Cemetery|
|Thousands of Jewish emigrants escaping religious persecution and economic oppression in Germany and Eastern Europe joined the Gold Rush to California.
They brought with them a strong work ethic and religious conviction. These settlers were among Oroville’s earliest workers, merchants and civic leaders.
According to religious custom Jewish persons are buried in their own cemetery. This cemetery was established April 5, 1859. this plaque is donated by Congregation Beth Israel, Chico, . . . — Map (db m61497) HM|
|California (Butte County), Oroville — Oregon City Cemetery|
|In 1864 the Strang family moved to Oregon City. The institution date of the Oregon City Cemetery is unknown, the oldest grave is believed to be August 16, 1878. William H. Strang granted to the inhabitants of Oregon City and vicinity this piece of property for the use and purpose of a public cemetery, and not other wise on May 24, 1899.
Deceased directors were: Joseph Enos Stang, Anita Cole, Floyd Strang, Lemul Castle, and Marian Blake. Present Board of Directors are Roland “Bud” . . . — Map (db m61706) HM|
|California (Butte County), Oroville — Butte 13 — Oroville Cemetery|
|Established in 1857 to replace the cemetery which served the original gold camp of Ophir City, remains from that graveyard were removed when the area now known as Hewitt Claim Park was mined thus forcing the relocation of the cemetery. This burial ground has served the city of Oroville continuously since it was established.
California Point of Historical Interest, Butte No. 13 — Map (db m61495) HM|
|California (Butte County), Oroville — Oroville Chinese Cemetery — 1850 -1944|
|This cemetery was established in 1850 during the Gold Rush days to serve the Chinese communities of Lava Beds, Bagdad, Bidwell Bar and Ophir City (now Oroville). The last burial here was in 1944. — Map (db m61494) HM|
|California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Giovanni Lavagnino — Pioneer Craftsman|
To the pioneer craftsman whose skills, ingenuity and determination established permanent communities in the wake of the gold rush, and whose progeny have continued to contribute to the region’s character and spirit, recognition is today given the gates created on the forge of Giovanni Lavagnino. A native of Italy, who arrived here in 1877 at the age of 18 and died here, victim of a mining accident, in 1909 at the age of 49. — Map (db m58925) HM|
|California (Calaveras County), Copperopolis — Copperopolis Cemetery|
|Located atop a prominent hill, this cemetery overlooks the community of Copperopolis and it’s surrounding area.
After crossing through the wrought iron gates and walking amongst the paths you’ll find yourself surrounded by the 4 foot natural stone walls.
Think of the Civil War veterans, Clampers and many members of the founding families buried and honored within. It is due to their diligence and perseverance that we stand here today.
The oldest tombstone is dated 1863. — Map (db m19759) HM|
|California (Calaveras County), Copperopolis — Thomas McCarty — 1827 – 1886 — Native of New York|
Pioneer Settler & Rancher
of Calaveras Co.
Discoverer of copper ore
at Copperopolis, Calif. In
1860. Developed mine & was
principal share owner,
Town was named for the
Copper ore. It was a boom
town during the Civil
War. Copper was used in
making of war implements. — Map (db m19766) HM|
|California (Calaveras County), Murphys — Joseph Schachten|
|A long line skinner, gave dignity to the job. He gave love to his noble animals and they gave to him their best.
In 1889 he delivered the first load of logs to the mines in Angels Camp, the last in 1910.
Men like this built the West — Map (db m33973) HM|
|California (Calaveras County), San Andreas — Calaveras County Hospital Cemetery|
|In this cemetery lie the remains of 600 Calaveras pioneers. All died in the once adjacent county hospital and were interred here between 1890 and the 1910’s. Mostly older men, they lacked the means to be buried in a church or town cemetery. Some were natives of California, while others came to Calaveras from distant places, such as Chile, Mexico, Hawaii, Canada, Nova Scotia, England, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Australia, China, and virtually every state on . . . — Map (db m19324) HM|
|California (Calaveras County), San Andreas — Pioneer Cemetery|
Poverty Bar Cemetery
Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun
Elva Lucy Drennan
Henry Christian Kientz
---Were known to have been buried at Poverty Bar Cemetery now covered by the waters of Comanche Reservoir. They and other persons who were found in unmarked graves, have been reinterred in this plot. — Map (db m13020) HM|
|California (Calaveras County), West Point — 253 — Sandy Gulch|
|This site, in 1849, was a trading center for pioneer miners of Northwestern Calaveras County. It was named after the gulch where William and Dan Carsner found large nuggets imbedded in the course sand.
Water for mining was brought from the Middle Fork of the Mokelumne River. Through the Sandy Gulch and Kadish Ditches. Quartz mining began in the early fifties. The first custom stamp mill was at the head of Sandy Gulch.
The school and elections precincts were established early. Hangman’s . . . — Map (db m11975) HM|
|California (Colusa County), Williams — Dr. Robert Semple — In Memory of|
|President First Constitutional
Convention September 4, 1849.
A member of the Bear Flag Party
June, 1846. One of the founders
of Colusa 1850. Died Oct. 1854. — Map (db m18130) HM|
|California (Contra Costa County), Martinez — Dedicated to the Family of Don Ignacio Martinez|
|Dedicated to the family of Don Ignacio Martinez, who settled El Rancho Pinole in 1830. Many of his descendants rest here, members of one of Contra Costa's first families.
Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13
E Clampus Vitus
September 18, 1982 — Map (db m53061) HM|
|California (El Dorado County), Coloma — Coloma’s Pioneer Cemetery|
|Thousands of people emigrated to California with the dream of riches for themselves and have found their final rest in these hallowed grounds.
The exact date that the cemetery was founded is unknown. The earliest known graves date from 1849. In the past it has been known by various names: Sutter Mill, Coloma Protestant, and Vineyard.
More than 600 pioneers and their families are buried here. The graves contain the remains of those drawn to Coloma in search for gold. All races and many . . . — Map (db m12282) HM|
|California (El Dorado County), Coloma — Pioneer Cemetery|
|This cemetery, also called “Coloma Protestant” Cemetery, “Sutter’s Mill” Cemetery, and “Vineyard House” Cemetery, is the final resting place for many ‘49ers. Among these graves are the remains of miners, farmers, merchants, tradesmen and their families, as well as murderers and prostitutes. This cemetery contains an estimated 400 – 500 graves. Many are unmarked; the wooden markers disappeared long ago. The oldest existing gravestone is dated 1850. This . . . — Map (db m12279) HM|
|California (El Dorado County), Coloma — Saint John’s Cemetery|
|This is Coloma’s Catholic Cemetery. There were probably some internments here early in the 1850’s. Many of the early burials were marked by wooden markers that have long since disappeared. The oldest existing headstone is dated 1861. This cemetery contains an estimated 80 to 100 graves. Many of the burials are in large family plots, such as the Murphy’s, Kane, Gallagher, Bayne, and Luneman families. Because the cemetery is on a hillside, eight plots are ringed with stone or concrete walls which help to stabilize the terraced ground. — Map (db m12280) HM|
|California (El Dorado County), Coloma — Sutter Mill Cemetery – 1848|
|Originated at time of gold discovery also known as “Coloma Protestant” or “Vineyard House” Cemetery. Still used by local pioneer families. — Map (db m12277) HM|
|California (El Dorado County), El Dorado Hills — 699 — Mormon Tavern — Overland Pony Express Route - California|
|At this site on the old Clarksville-White Rock Emigrant Road was Mormon Tavern. Constructed in 1849, this popular stage stop was enlarged and operated by Franklin Winchell in 1851. It became a remount station of the Central Overland Pony Express and on April 4, 1860, pony rider Sam (Bill) Hamilton changed horses here on the first eastbound trip. — Map (db m12056) HM|
|California (El Dorado County), El Dorado Hills — Prairie City Cemetery|
|The birth of Prairie City, Sacramento County, was announced in the pages of The Sacramento Daily Union newspaper in June of 1853. Located 21 miles from the City of Sacramento, it was approximately 2 miles south of Negro Bar, now known as Folsom. By that month, 40 frame and canvas houses had been erected and a water ditch for mining purposes was being constructed by the Natoma Water and Mining Company.
By July 4th, the town had 1500 inhabitants, including 15 families with women and . . . — Map (db m10500) HM|
|California (El Dorado County), Placerville — Cemetery of Lost Souls|
|These headstones, removed from their gravesites as a result of vandalism, were found throughout the county on roadsides and in backyards. The headstones have been given a temporary resting site, here, until their rightful places can be located. — Map (db m13613) HM|
|California (El Dorado County), Placerville — Joseph M. Staples|
|Re-Dedicated July 1, 1986
To The Memory of
JOSEPH M. STAPLES
El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff
Who Was Killed In The Line
Of Duty July 1, 1864 — Map (db m13970) HM|
|California (El Dorado County), Placerville — Methodist Episcopal Church|
|Erected in 1851, Oldest church building in El Dorado County. It originally stood on the corner of Cedar Ravine and Main Street. The Ponderosa Pine beams are hand hewn. First church bell was purchased from the sailing ship “Staffordshire.” Restored by public contribution. — Map (db m11055) HM|
|California (Fresno County), Clovis — 9 — Academy|
|One Quarter mile NW of here in a grove of oak tress on the south bank of Dog Creek was established "The Academy" in 1872. It was the first secondary school in Fresno County. J.D. Collins, later Sheriff was the first teacher. Just easterly of The Academy stood the small M. E. South Church built in 1869, and still in use. The stage route from Visalia to Millerton passed nearby and soon a small village sprang up including a hotel, store, stables, and a Post Office to which the name "Academy" . . . — Map (db m28014) HM|
|California (Fresno County), Dunlap — 33 — Dunlap Cemetery — Baker's Mountain|
|Arriving in Fresno County in 1870, Sands Baker purchased a quarter section of land at the base of what became Baker's Mountain. Baker continually added to this tract until he had about 2000 acres.
Baker was prominent in the mountain community. He was a prime mover in opening the road from Sand Creek, which proved to be a boon to the foothill settlers. He also served on the Fresno County Board of Education. Baker died on April 13, 1918 and is buried here in the few acres he set aside before . . . — Map (db m28066) HM|
|California (Fresno County), Friant — Erected to the Memory of the Pioneers of the Millerton Area Whose Remains Rest Here — Winchell Cove Cemetery|
|The site of Fort Miller (1851-1866) lies about one mile north and that of the pioneer town of Millerton (1851-1874) about one and one-half miles northwest on the then Visalia - Stockton Road. Both sites are now covered by the waters of Millerton Lake.
The first courthouse of Fresno County was constructed in 1887 in the town of Millerton and the first public school in Fresno County was opened in the hospital building at Fort Miller in 1860.
The granite blocks forming this monument were part of the old courthouse. — Map (db m47248) HM|
|California (Inyo County), Independence — 850 — Manzanar|
|In the early part of the World War II, 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry were interned in relocation centers by Executive Order No. 9066, issued on February 19, 1942.
Manzanar, the first of ten such concentration camps, was bounded by barbed wire and guard towers, confining 10,000 persons, the majority being American citizens.
May the injustices and humiliation suffered here as a result of hysteria, racism and economic exploitation never emerge again.
California Registered . . . — Map (db m2971) HM|
|California (Inyo County), Lone Pine — 507 — Disaster in 1872 — Grave of 1872 Earthquake Victims|
|On the date of March 26, 1872, an earthquake of major proportions shook Owens Valley and nearly destroyed the town of Lone Pine.
Twenty seven persons were killed.
In addition to single burials, 16 of the victims were interred in a common grave enclosed by this fence. — Map (db m34157) HM|
|California (Kern County), Arvin — Bakersfield National Cemetery|
|Dedicated to the Memory of
All the Patriotic Men and Women
Who Answered Their Country's Call to Service
George W. Bush
President of the United States
James B. Peake
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
William F. Tuerk
Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs
National Cemetery Administration — Map (db m59200) HM|
|California (Kern County), Bakersfield — Captain Elisha Stephens — and the — Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party of 1844|
|Elisha Stephens was born in South Carolina in 1804 and moved to Georgia with his family at a young age.
However, he was to spend most of the first half of his life in the frontier lands bordering the Missouri River. Like many other Americans of his time he had many occupations: blacksmith, trapper, hunter, guide, soldier, farmer, and explorer. During the 1820’s and 1830’s, it appears that he participated as a free trapper in the northwest fur trade, thus developing the skills of a mountain man . . . — Map (db m55187) HM|
|California (Kern County), Bakersfield — 1 — Pablo Galtes - Union Cemetery — Historical Marker #1|
|Pablo Galtes facilitated the establishment of the Catholic community of Bakersfield in the early 1870's. The first Mass celebrated in Bakersfield was said in the back of Pablo's store located on 19th Street near Chester Avenue. (Eleven family members are buried in the crypt).
To the north are the Howell Family plots. The Howell's were highly active in the building of St. Francis Church, giving great help to Mercy Hospital. On August 7, 1952, William Howell was awarded the Papal Knighthood . . . — Map (db m52546) HM|
|California (Kern County), Lebec — Peter Lebec|
|Although little is known about Peter Lebec, it is believed that he was killed by a grizzly bear, and buried under this tree. His epitaph was originally carved into the tree. — Map (db m11092) HM|
|California (Lassen County), Susanville — Birth of Peter Lassen|
|“Peter Lassen was born on October 31, 1800 in Farum, Denmark. At the time Farum was a small village about 15 miles northwest of Copenhagen. Peter was a son of humble parents. His mother was Johanne Sophie Westergaard and his father was Lars Nielson. In the church records Lars Nielson was called farm laborer, day laborer or smallholder.
“As it will be seen, Peter’s family name was not Lassen. His father was called Lars Nielson – and it was in honor of him that Peter was . . . — Map (db m14179) HM|
|California (Lassen County), Susanville — Burial of Peter Lassen|
|“In November 1859 – almost half a year after Lassen’s death, another party with Joe Kitts, Antone Storff, and John Tutt, began a new trip back to Black Rock. The men were going to bring the remains of Peter Lassen’s body back to Susanville and Honey Lake Valley. Lassen was buried outside Susanville, with Masonic honors, on November 27, 1859. He was buried under the big tree, where he had camped his first night in the valley – and where he had wanted, that his last resting . . . — Map (db m14233) HM|
|California (Lassen County), Susanville — Migration of Peter Lassen|
|“We do not know the exact date on which Peter Lassen arrived in America. Let us suppose that he landed in the early spring of 1831. Most reports say that Lassen arrived in Boston, Massachusetts. Also his passport had Boston written as the destination. Besides, this town was at that time one of the most important immigrant gateways.
“In Boston, Lassen got his first impression of his newly adopted country, America. He must of felt confused by hearing all the different tongues: . . . — Map (db m31741) HM|
|California (Lassen County), Susanville — Peter Lassen Grave|
|In memory of
the pioneer who was killed by the Indians
April 26, 1859
Aged 66 years — Map (db m10261) HM|
|California (Los Angeles County), City of Industry — 874 — William Workman Home|
|Home of pioneer William Workman. Workman and co-owner John Rowland developed the 48,790-acre La Puenta Rancho. Workman and co-leader Rowland organized the first wagon train of permanent eastern settlers which arrived in Southern California on November 5, 1841. Workman first began this home in 1842, then remodeled it in 1872 to resemble an English Manor House. — Map (db m50981) HM|
|California (Los Angeles County), City of Industry — 874 — Workman Family Cemetery|
|"El Campo Santo," this region's earliest known private family cemetery, was established in 1850 by William Workman. The miniature Classic Grecian mausoleum was built in 1919 by grandson Walter P. Temple. Included in this cemetery are the remains of Workman, his family and descendents, partner John Rowland, friend Pio Pico (the last California Governor under Mexican rule), and his wife Maria Ygnacia Pico. — Map (db m50983) HM|
|California (Los Angeles County), Mission Hills — Mission San Fernando, Rey de España|
| 1. Historical Museum
The museum exhibits a pictorial history of the mission, pottery, santos, trade and commerce items, together with an extensive collection of early mission baskets given by Marie and Mark Harrington.
2. Mayordomo’s House
The foreman of the mission ranch (which was 121,542 acres) lived here. In 1806, the mission produced 12,868 bushels (mostly corn and wheat). In 1819, the livestock (principally cattle, sheep and horses) numbered 21,745. San Fernando . . . — Map (db m61502) HM|
|California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — Eternal Valley|
In 1769 Spanish padres sent out by Father Junipero Serra recommended this property as a mission site. It became instead a farm and ranch for the San Fernando Mission.
A stage coach stop called Lyons Station, was established here in 1854 & by the end of the Civil War internments had been made in this cemetery
In 1888 when the property was . . . — Map (db m20114) HM|
|California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — Last Horse Drawn Hearse of Los Angeles County|
|This vehicle was manufactured at about the same time the first internments were made in this cemetery – 1860. — Map (db m20097) HM|
|California (Los Angeles County), North Hollywood — 980000246 — Portal of the Folded Wing — Shrine to Aviation|
Dedicated To The Honored Dead Of American Aviation On
The 50th Anniversary Of Powered Flight, Dec. 17, 1953,
By Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker USAF (Ret.)
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Beneath The Memorial tablets in this sacred portal
rest the cremated remains of famous flyers who
contributed so much to the history and development
of aviation. The bronze plaques upon the marble walls
memorialize beloved Americans who devoted their lives
to the advancement of the air age. Administered . . . — Map (db m29365) HM|
|California (Los Angeles County), Sylmar — 753 — The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery|
|This Cemetery, earlier known as Morningside Cemetery, is the oldest non-sectarian cemetery in San Fernando Valley. It was used from the early 1800's until 1939. It was legally abandoned in 1959. In this same year Mrs. Nellis S. Noble donated the site in memory of the pioneers of San Fernando as a Pioneer Memorial Park. — Map (db m54544) HM|
|California (Mendocino County), Fort Bragg — The Parrish Family Cemetery|
|In 1893 David Franklin Parrish, his wife, Sarah Linebough Parrish, six daughters and four sons, “set out for Fort Bragg...to raise potatoes and peas on the bluffs by the ocean.” David had worked with Luther Burbank in Santa Rosa during Burbank’s heyday of plant experimentation. When the family moved to Fort Bragg the University of California Agriculture Department asked that David test different varieties of potatoes to determine which were the best for the area. We are told he had . . . — Map (db m64773) HM|
|California (Mono County), Lee Vining — Grave of Adeline Carson Stilts|
|In sight of this location is the grave of Adeline Carson Stilt, daughter of scout, guide and explorer Kit Carson. Called “Prairie Flower” by her father, and considered to be his favorite child, she came to the gold site of “Mono Diggins’” with her husband in about 1858. She died in the winter of 1859, at the age of 21, at the home of her friends, known as the Wilson Ranch. — Map (db m49966) HM|
|California (Mono County), Lee Vining — Grave of the Unknown Prospector — On To The Golden Hills — RIP|
|On this site is the grave of the unknown prospector. A reminder of the great sacrifices made by our ancestors, who explored and settled the western frontier, and especially to the memory of each and all of the pioneers of Mono County, whose resting place is known only to God. May they rest in peace. — Map (db m49976) HM|
|California (Monterey County), Pacific Grove — J. H. King Memorial|
| Last member of
Lucius Fairchild Post
G.A.R. 179 — Map (db m41614) HM|
|California (Monterey County), Soledad — Jose Joaquin de Arrillaga|
|Known affectionately as “Papa” by his soldiers, companions and friends, he served twice as governor of California under Spanish rule. Upon his death in 1814 he was, at his request, garbed in the Franciscan habit and buried in the mission church. — Map (db m64313) HM|
|California (Monterey County), Soledad — Padre Florencio Ibanez|
|As the only resident padre, he devotedly served at Mission Soledad for 15 years until his death November 26, 1818. He is the only priest buried at this mission. — Map (db m64315) HM|
|California (Napa County), Calistoga — Pioneer Cemetery|
|Dating back to the 1860’s, this cemetery served as a final resting place for many of the famous of Napa Valley pioneers. It wasn’t until 1885 that this cemetery site was surveyed and was permanently established as a cemetery known today as Pioneer Cemetery. — Map (db m54525) HM|
|California (Napa County), Napa — James Clyman--Trapper and Explorer|
|James Clyman - Trapper and Explorer. Prominent in opening the Far West. He was with Jedediah Smith in 1824 at South Pass. Prepared the way for the pre-Gold Rush pioneers. Settled in Napa County in 1848. — Map (db m54549) HM|
|California (Napa County), Yountville — Good Indian Go Big Hill — Bad Indian Go Bad Place|
|Interred in this spot are the ashes of the Wappo village Kaymus (Caymus) Indian Tribe, who in the American Period were known as the George C. Yount Indians. This tribe cremated their dead and all their articles, usually on a pyre or in a sweat house. A portion of the carefully preserved ashes were mixed with pitch and daubed on the faces and bodies of the mourners.
Erected by the Yountville Cemetery Association
Donated by Glenn Browne
September 2, 2000 — Map (db m16578) HM|
|California (Napa County), Yountville — 693 — Grave of George C. Yount|
|George Calvert Yount (1794-1865) was the first United States citizen to be ceded a Spanish land grant in Napa Valley (1836). Skilled hunter, frontiersman, craftsman and farmer, he was the true embodiment of all the finest qualities of an advancing civilization blending with the existing primitive culture. Friend to all, this kindly host of Caymus Rancho, encouraged sturdy American pioneers to establish ranches in this area, which was well populated before the Gold Rush.
CALIFORNIA REGISTERED . . . — Map (db m18632) HM|
|California (Nevada County), Grass Valley — St. Patrick’s Cemetery — 1853|
|IN MEMORY OF THE PIONEERS BURIED HERE — Map (db m12900) HM|
|California (Nevada County), Nevada City — 001 — Julius Albert Apperson — Born June 1855 - Died May 6, 1858|
|A pioneer who crossed the plains to California who died and was buried here. The Emigrant Trail followed along this ridge and through Nevada City. The marking of this lone grave perpetuates the memory of the lone graves throughout the State of California.
Nevada County Historical Landmark 001
Placed by the Grand Parlor
Native Sons of the Golden West
David S. Mason III, Grand President
October 10, 1971
In memory of Sen. James D. Phelan — Map (db m971) HM|
|California (Nevada County), Nevada City — Pioneer Cemetery|
|This cemetery was established in 1851 on a knoll, back of the First Methodist Church. This gave the site its name. Many noted citizens rest here. — Map (db m11677) HM|
|California (Nevada County), Truckee — Boca Townsite|
Boca's Railroad Roots
From 1866-68, the Central Pacific Railroad was laying tracks over the Sierra Nevada working to complete its portion of the nation's first transcontinental railroad. The railroad's Construction Camp 17, here, at the junction of the Little Truckee and Truckee Rivers, soon became known as Boca ("mouth" in Spanish).
In 1868, a lumber mill was established at Boca to help supply wood for the railroad. A dam was constructed across the Little Truckee River, creating . . . — Map (db m62048) HM|
|California (Nevada County), Truckee — Sierra Mountain Cemetery|
|The Masonic and Odd Fellows Lodges each established cemeteries here in 1869 or 1870 to provide a burial place for their deceased. Catholics established a cemetery to the Southwest. Pioneers and prominent citizens within the original fenced cemetery grounds. The less reputable were buried outside the fences. Stories abound of the bodies placed in snowbanks or ice houses awaiting the ground thaw. The Truckee Cemetery District was formed in 1946 and received title to the land and named the . . . — Map (db m60331) HM|