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

Lake Madrone Cemetery

 
 
Lake Madrone Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 16, 2012
1. Lake Madrone Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Berry Creek Cemetery, sometimes referred to as the Lake Madrone Cemetery by local residents, served as a community graveyard for many years. The earliest known date of death for a person interred here is 1875. The cemetery fell into disrepair in the mid-Twentieth Century, though burials were conducted here in subsequent years, the most recent being in 1975.
 
Erected 2002 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Grand Council & Native Daughters of the Golden West, Grand Council.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & 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 1875.
 
Location. 39° 39.064′ N, 121° 24.381′ W. Marker is in Berry Creek, California, in Butte County. Marker can be reached from Oroville-Quincy Highway (Route 162). Take the unsigned, dirt road (driveway?) to the left while heading north on the Oroville-Quincy Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17-3 Oroville-Quincy Highway, Berry Creek CA 95916, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beckwourth Trail – Berry Creek (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherokee (approx. 7 miles away); Yankee Hill (approx. 7.2 miles away); Bald Rock Dome (approx. 7.3 miles away); Oregon City Cemetery (approx. 7.7 miles away); Oregon City (approx. 7.7 miles away); Native Food Preparation (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Mother Orange Tree of Butte County (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Lake Madrone Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 16, 2012
2. Lake Madrone Cemetery Marker
Lake Madrone Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 16, 2012
3. Lake Madrone Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 747 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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