Wheatland in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Camp Far West Cemetery
[ Inscribed on the monument: ]
who were buried here between the years
1844 – 1856
By the Grand Parlor
Native Sons of the
[ Inscription on missing bronze plaque: ]
Military Buried Here
Pvt. George Eckweller, Co.F., 2nd Inf. 1849 • Pvt. John Stevenson, Co.F., 2nd Inf. 1849 • Pvt. Newton Barnes, Co.F., 2nd Inf. 1849 • Pvt. Baldwin, Co.E., 2nd Inf. 1850
Erected 1911 by Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 39° 2.373′ N, 121° 20.587′ W. Marker was in Wheatland, California, in Yuba County. Marker could be reached from Camp Far West Road south of Spenceville Road/Camp Beale Highway. Click for map. Monument is located approximately 4.5 miles east of Wheatland. Marker was in this post office area: Wheatland CA 95692, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location Overland Emigrant Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Graham Hotel (approx. 2.4 miles away); Truckee Trail – To Johnson Ranch (approx. 2.4 miles away); Union Shed (approx. 4.5 miles away); Durst Hop Ranch (approx. 4.5 miles away); Sheridan Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Johnson's Ranch (approx. 4.7 miles away); Holland House (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wheatland.
More about this marker. The cemetery and monument are located on private property and are not accessible by the public.
Regarding Camp Far West Cemetery. In his book California, a Landmark History, published in 1941, Joseph R. Knowland writes: Camp Far West, located several miles east of Wheatland, was marked in 1911 by a monument erected by the Native Sons of the Golden West. This camp was established by the United States Government in 1849 to protect the early settlers of Yuba County and was abandoned in 1852. Many pioneers are buried in the ancient cemetery. No buildings remain.
Also see . . . Camp Far West. The Wheatland Historical Society's article on the history of Camp Far West which offers photos of the site and a link to photos of military personnel who were at the camp. (Submitted on March 3, 2011.)
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