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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sacramento City Cemetery

 
 
Sacramento City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 10, 2008
1. Sacramento City Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Resting place of California Pioneers. The cemetery was established in 1850. Many of the victims of the Cholera Epidemic of that year are buried here. Included among the graves of illustrious Californians are those of Governors John Bigler, Newton Booth, and William Irwin; General George Wright, hero of the Mexican War; Mark Hopkins, Co-builder of the Central Pacific Railroad; General Albert M. Winn, Founder of the Native Sons of the Golden West; Hardin Bigelow, First Mayor of Sacramento; William S. Hamilton, son of Alexander Hamilton; E.B. Crocker, founder of the Crocker Art Gallery; and Reverend O.C. Wheeler, organizer in 1850 of the First Baptist Church.
 
Erected 1957 by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West (May 15, 1957). (Marker Number 566.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 33.822′ N, 121° 30.047′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Broadway. Click for map. Marker is located inside the gate at the entrance to the City Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Sacramento City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 10, 2008
2. Sacramento City Cemetery Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hardin Bigelow (here, next to this marker); The 17 Doctors of the 1850 Sacramento Cholera Epidemic (here, next to this marker); In Memory of the Old Tier Grounds (here, next to this marker); John A. Sutter, Jr. (here, next to this marker); General George Wright (within shouting distance of this marker); Newton Booth (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento Volunteer Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); The Firemanís Plot (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this marker. This site is a California Registered State Historical Landmark (No. 566).
 
Also see . . .
1. Old City Cemetery. (Submitted on September 11, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Old City Cemetery-Photo Gallery of Headstones. (Submitted on September 11, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Sacramento Historic Landmarks Commission Marker - 1955 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 10, 2008
3. Sacramento Historic Landmarks Commission Marker - 1955
City Cemetery
Capt. John A. Sutter donated the original ten acres to the City of Sacramento November 28, 1849 **Erected by the Southside Improvement Club **Marked by Historic Landmarks Commission 1955
Sacramento City Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Lawrence & Houseworth, publisher., circa 1866
4. Sacramento City Cemetery
Photo Source: Library of Congress
Grave site of Newton T Gould image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 14, 2006
5. Grave site of Newton T Gould
He was a Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was awarded the medal for action on May 22, 1863 at Vicksburg MS
Grave site of Lebbeus Simkins image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 14, 2006
6. Grave site of Lebbeus Simkins
He was a Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was awarded the medal for action on August 5, 1864 at Mobile Bay, Alabama.
Resting Place of Victims of the Cholera Epidemic image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
7. Resting Place of Victims of the Cholera Epidemic
Gravesite of California Governor Newton Booth image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 10, 2008
8. Gravesite of California Governor Newton Booth
Gravesite of E. B. Crocker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
9. Gravesite of E. B. Crocker
Gravesite of Mark Hopkins image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
10. Gravesite of Mark Hopkins
Gravesite of William S. Hamilton, Son of Alexander Hamilton image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
11. Gravesite of William S. Hamilton, Son of Alexander Hamilton
 
 
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