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Columbia in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Columbia Cemetery

Founded 1855

 
 
Columbia Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 26, 2008
1. Columbia Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Prior to the mining in Columbia, the cemetery was located northwest of main street. In 1855 it was moved here, joining the existing Masonic and I.O.O.F. cemeteries. Ordinance #14, passed and approved on July 1, 1857, declared this ground to be a cemetery.

Dedicated by Golden Era Parlor #99 – Columbia, Native Daughters of the Golden West. 24, April 1989.
 
Erected 1989 by Native Daughters of the Golden West.
 
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 date for this entry is April 24, 1989.
 
Location. 38° 2.351′ N, 120° 23.955′ W. Marker is in Columbia, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker can be reached from School House Street. The cemetery is at the end of the road, on top of the hill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia CA 95310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Honor the Chinese Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Crist Kress (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Columbia Masonic Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia School House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Cosmopolitan Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); Claverie Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bixel Brewery (approx. ¼ mile away); The Burns Cottage (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Columbia Cemetery Gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 26, 2008
2. Columbia Cemetery Gate
Marker is just inside the gate on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 1,675 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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