Near Jenner in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Russian Cemetery
"To the northeast at a cannon shot's distance they have their cemetery... (a) mausoleum atop a sepulcher of three square steps, from larger to smaller. Above these was a pyramid two yards high, and over it a ball topped off by a cross, all painted white and black, which is what most attracted one's attention when you descend from the mountain. Over another burial... they placed only something like a box, and over that Kodiaks a cross..." -- Father Payers, 1822.
These monuments have disappeared, but when this photograph was taken in 1895 remnants were still visible.
Erected by California State Parks.
Location. 38° 30.839′ N, 123° 14.571′ W. Marker is near Jenner, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from Coast Highway (State Highway 1) near Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19005 Coast Highway, Jenner CA 95450, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Ross Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Ross (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Ross Cove (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Russian Village Site - Sloboda (about 400 feet away); Sandy Beach Cove (about 500 feet away); The Native Alaskan Village (about 600 feet away); California's First Windmill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Call Family Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jenner.
More about this marker. This marker is located at Fort Ross State Park.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.