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Coloma in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Coloma’s Pioneer Cemetery

 
 
Coloma’s Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
1. Coloma’s Pioneer Cemetery Marker
The text is located on the right. The left side shows a site map of gravesites. There is a second marker to the left with list of names and numbers which coincide with site map.
Inscription. 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 nations are represented. Together they rest in this peaceful setting.

Help us preserve these graves and markers for future generations. Desecration of a cemetery is a felony.
 
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
 
Location. 38° 47.786′ N, 120° 53.364′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Cold Springs Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located within the bounderies of The Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Coloma CA 95613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sutter Mill Cemetery – 1848 (here, next to this marker); Pioneer Cemetery
Coloma’s Pioneer Cemetery Marker with Cemetery in Background image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
2. Coloma’s Pioneer Cemetery Marker with Cemetery in Background
Marker is on the left. List of gravesites is on the right.
(here, next to this marker); Emmanuel Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Papini House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dukehart’s Barbershop and Bathhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); American House Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint John’s Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cabin of James Marshall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coloma.
 
Regarding Coloma’s Pioneer Cemetery. Also see: Pioneer Cemetery, Sutter’s Mill Cemetery and all nearby Coloma markers for additional information.
 
Also see . . .
1. American Profile: Coloma. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. New York Times Article by Robert Lindsay June 19, 1983: Regarding California’s Mother Lode Country. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
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Location of Graves image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
3. Location of Graves
Coloma’s Pioneer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 4, 2005
4. Coloma’s Pioneer Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 3,440 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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