San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Russian Hill was named for the graves of several sailors of the “Russian-American Company,” who died here in the early 1840s. During the Gold Rush the 49ers found their graves, marked by wooden crosses, at the top of this hill and added graves of their own. The graves were removed or built over during the 1850s.
Русский Холм, был ннзван в cвязи c зaxoрoнениями нескольких моряков "Русско-американской компании», умерших в 1840-X годах. Зaxoрoнения, пoмеченные деревянными
This project was initiated by the United Humanitarian Mission and was supported by the Government of the Russian Federation. The plaque was designed by Leonid Nakhodkin and fabricated courtesy of Andrey Dorobvshev.
June 6, 2005
Erected 2005 by United Humanitarian Mission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1852.
Location. 37° 47.886′ N, 122° 24.86′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Vallejo Street, aka Russian Hill Place. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ina Donna Coolbrith (within shouting distance of this marker); Octagon House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Engine Co. 31 Firehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tina Modotti (approx. 0.2 miles away); On Lok House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sambado Liquors (approx. ¼ mile away); Frank Marini (approx. ¼ mile away); Joseph Paul DiMaggio, "Joe" (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the end of the street at the Russian Hill overlook.
Also see . . . Russian Hill Cemetery - SFgenealogy. A Russian war-ship came into the harbor once, and while here, a large number of her men died, and, as they belonged to the Greek Church, they could not be buried with either Catholics or Protestants, and they had a grave-yard of their own. (Submitted on November 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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