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

Downieville Cemetery

 
 
Downieville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
1. Downieville Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Sometimes referred to as the “Masonic Graveyard”, began in circa 1860. Interred here are the remains of many early Argonauts. Nature’s storms and miner’s greed exposed many graves in the prior cemetery, including that of Thaddeus Purdy, the first District Attorney of Sierra County. These departed ones where then moved to this site starting in 1876.
 
Erected 1983 by Major William Downie Chapter No. 1849, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 34.071′ N, 120° 49.503′ W. Marker is in Downieville, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on Gold Bluff Road north of Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Downieville CA 95936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major William Downie Cabin Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Downieville Brewery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Downieville Foundry (approx. half a mile away); First Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); Arrastra (approx. half a mile away); Downieville Museum
Downieville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
2. Downieville Cemetery
The marker is mounted on the brick wall to the right of the entrance.
(approx. half a mile away); Downieville (approx. half a mile away); Mackerman & Company Building (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Downieville.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Entrance to the Downieville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
3. Entrance to the Downieville Cemetery
Downieville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
4. Downieville Cemetery
View of the cemetery from the entrance steps.
The Grave of Adam Lee Moore, Clamper Partiarch, in the Downieville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
June 3, 2013
5. The Grave of Adam Lee Moore, Clamper Partiarch, in the Downieville Cemetery
Downieville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
6. Downieville Cemetery
 
 
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