Modesto in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The first recorded burial here was in 1860, but oral history says there were burials as early as 1850. Veterans of wars and conflicts since the Civil War are also buried here. In 1890 a wooden sidewalk was built from downtown so that the ladies’ dresses wouldn’t get muddy when they visited the graves of their loved ones. Many of the founders of Modesto and Stanislaus County are at rest here.
Modesto Cemetery Association
Dedicated May 18, 1996
Estanislao Chapter 58
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 1996 by Estanislao Chapter No. 58, E. Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 18, 1811.
Location. 37° 38.839′ N, 120° 58.933′ W. Marker is in Modesto, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is on Scenic Drive, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the southern Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 905 Scenic Drive, Modesto CA 95350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Army of the Republic (within shouting distance of this marker); Modesto Pioneer Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew McGinnes (about 400 feet away); The McHenry Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Paper Boy (approx. ¾ mile away); Modesto – Stanislaus County Seat (approx. one mile away); Modesto War Memorial (approx. one mile away); The Guns Are Silent (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Modesto.
More about this marker. See “Nearby Marker” Modesto Pioneer Cemetery for additional information.
Also see . . . A History of the Modesto Pioneer Cemetery. (Submitted on May 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,520 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.