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Poway in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Dearborn Memorial Park

 
 
Dearborn Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 17, 2014
1. Dearborn Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.
Est. 1886 - Dedicated 1950
By the Pomerado
Cemetery District
Land donated by Dr. Hilleary for use as the first town cemetery. John T. Dearborn was the first person buried in the cemetery in 1886.
 
Erected 1950 by Pomerado Cemetery District. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 32° 58.466′ N, 117° 1.568′ W. Marker is in Poway, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Tierra Bonita Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14361 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway CA 92064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DJ Ranch Formerly: Kent Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Poway Veterans Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Porter House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Baldwin Locomotive No. 3 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nelson House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Templars Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Flint Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Community Church of Poway (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Poway.
 
Regarding Dearborn Memorial Park. In 1884, Dr. Louis N. Hilleary, Poway's first resident physician, donated three acres of
Dearborn Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 17, 2014
2. Dearborn Memorial Park Marker
land to the community to use as a cemetery. The burial of John Dearborn in 1886 - the first person to be interred in the tract - gave the cemetery its name, and in 1950 it was dedicated as Dearborn Memorial Park. The cemetery district expanded to 40 acres in 1967and today encompasses 90 square miles, with boundaries corresponding almost exactly to those of the Poway Unified School District. The cemetery's beautiful catalpa trees were planted by Dr. Hilleary. John Dearborn's headstone is located on the righthand side, near the park's entrance.
Source: Brochure entitled, "Old Poway Historical Sites: The historical marker Project." Designed to safeguard the City's historical heritage and to foster civic pride in the character and accomplishments of Poway's past. Published by the City of Poway Community Srvices Department and the Poway Heritage Museum.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
John Dearborn Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 17, 2014
3. John Dearborn Headstone
First person to be buried at Dearborn Cemetery named in his honor.
John Dearborn Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 17, 2014
4. John Dearborn Headstone
View of Cemetery with Dearborn Headstone in Distance image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 17, 2014
5. View of Cemetery with Dearborn Headstone in Distance
Cemetery with Catalpa Trees image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 17, 2014
6. Cemetery with Catalpa Trees
 
 
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