Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
In Memory of the Old Tier Grounds
Of Sacramento City Cemetery
— Est. 1849 —
Buried in the Tier Grounds were nearly a thousand victims of the 1850 Cholera Epidemic and some two hundred Chinese immigrants who died and were buried there between 1851 and 1855.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Events • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 38° 33.82′ N, 121° 30.046′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is located just inside the gates of the Sacramento City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John A. Sutter, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Sacramento City Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Hardin Bigelow (here, next The 17 Doctors of the 1850 Sacramento Cholera Epidemic (here, next to this marker); City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Sacramento City Cemetery / People of the Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); General George Wright (a few steps from this marker); Newton Booth (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
1. From the History of the Sacramento Pioneer Association:
Existence in Sacramento in the early days was rough, rugged, and unhealthy. Many died by accident; some succumbed to disease, fire or flood. The records reveal, however, a sturdy bunch who celebrated life and became the leaders of the new community. Dr. John F. Morse, the Society’s president from 1857 to 1859, wrote the first history of Sacramento and built the Morse Building. He is also remembered for his heroic work during the cholera epidemic of 1850, during which seventeen physicians and many hundreds of other citizens died of the disease.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,336 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on August 11, 2010, by Paula J. Van Alstine-Alferness of Sacramento, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.