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Oroville in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Oroville Chinese Cemetery

1850 -1944

 
 
Oroville Chinese Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 14, 2012
1. Oroville Chinese Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This cemetery was established in 1850 during the Gold Rush days to serve the Chinese communities of Lava Beds, Bagdad, Bidwell Bar and Ophir City (now Oroville). The last burial here was in 1944.
 
Erected 1985 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Grand Parlor & Agronaut Parlor No. 8.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 39° 29.307′ N, 121° 34.423′ W. Marker is in Oroville, California, in Butte County. Marker is at the intersection of Feather River Boulevard and Gold Dredge, on the right when traveling south on Feather River Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2780 Feather River Boulevard, Oroville CA 95965, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oroville Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings (approx. ¾ mile away); Jewish Cemetery
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(approx. one mile away); Completion of 4th Railroad in California (approx. 1.8 miles away); Chinese Temple (approx. 1.9 miles away); Oroville Carnegie Library (approx. 1.9 miles away); Oroville Municipal Airport (approx. 1.9 miles away); County Community Well (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oroville.
 
Oroville Chinese Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 14, 2012
2. Oroville Chinese Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,301 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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