Poway in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Dearborn Memorial Park
By the Pomerado
Erected 1950 by Pomerado Cemetery District. (Marker Number 6.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
Location. 32° 58.466′ N, 117° 1.568′ W. Marker is in Poway, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Tierra Bonita Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14361 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway CA 92064, 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. DJ Ranch Formerly: Kent Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Poway Veterans Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Porter House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Baldwin Locomotive No. 3 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nelson House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Templars Hall (approx. 0.7 Flint Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Community Church of Poway (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poway.
Regarding Dearborn Memorial Park. In 1884, Dr. Louis N. Hilleary, Poway's first resident physician, donated three acres of land to the community to use as a cemetery. The burial of John Dearborn in 1886 - the first person to be interred in the tract - gave the cemetery its name, and in 1950 it was dedicated as Dearborn Memorial Park. The cemetery district expanded to 40 acres in 1967and today encompasses 90 square miles, with boundaries corresponding almost exactly to those of the Poway Unified School District. The cemetery's beautiful catalpa trees were planted by Dr. Hilleary. John Dearborn's headstone is located on the righthand side, near the park's entrance.
Source: Brochure entitled, "Old Poway Historical Sites: The historical marker Project." Designed to safeguard the City's historical heritage and to foster civic pride in the character and accomplishments of Poway's past. Published by the City of Poway Community Srvices Department and the Poway Heritage Museum.
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