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Santa Maria in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Santa Maria Cemetery District

 
 
Santa Maria Cemetery District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 30, 2020
1. Santa Maria Cemetery District Marker
Inscription.  This burial ground contains the remains of many of Santa Maria's pioneer families. Completed in 1881 the I.O.O.F. and F&A.M. cemetery replaced the city's original Thornburg-Jones cemetery established in 1872. Removal of all remains to the new I.O.O.F. and F&A.M. cemetery was completed by 1886. In August of 1917 the Santa Maria Cemetery District was created. The cemetery was renamed the Santa Maria Cemetery District. This plaque commemorates the historical, social, and cultural contributions of the many citizens of the Santa Maria Valley interred at this location.

Declared Historical Landmark No. 11
by the City of Santa Maria
April 20, 1992

(Council and Committee names not transcribed)
 
Erected by City of Santa Maria. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 34° 56.055′ N, 120° 25.515′ W. Marker is in Santa Maria, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker can be reached from South College Drive south

Santa Maria Cemetery District Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 30, 2020
2. Santa Maria Cemetery District Marker - wide view
of East Stowell Road, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 South College Drive, Santa Maria CA 93454, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Santa Maria Inn (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Long House (approx. one mile away); Santa Maria Valley War on Terrorism Memorial (approx. one mile away); Vandenberg Air Force Base 30th Space Wing Memorial (approx. one mile away); Santa Maria Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Santa Maria Valley Cold War Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Santa Maria Valley World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away); John Edward Smith Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Maria.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located within the Santa Maria Cemetery, very close to the adminstrative office.
 
Santa Maria Cemetery - general view looking northwest from marker site image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 30, 2020
3. Santa Maria Cemetery - general view looking northwest from marker site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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