Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1981 by Martinez Cemetery Commission and E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter No. 13. (Marker Number XIII (13).)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 38° 1.074′ N, 122° 8.706′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Carquinez Scenic Drive near Talbart Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Carquinez Scenic Drive, Martinez CA 94553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Rankin (a few steps from this marker); Captain Joseph R. Walker (a few steps from this marker); Hook Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to the Family of Don Ignacio MartinezCapt. Joseph R. Walker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); God's Acre (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named James Rankin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Anti-Aircraft W.W. II Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinez.
More about this marker. This marker is located in Alhambra Cemetery. Pick up a key at the Martinez Police Department.
Also see . . . Alhambra Cemetery tour. Martinez Historical Society entry:
In this cemetery were laid to rest many early pioneers of Contra Costa County. Many were drawn to California by gold, but fulfilled their dreams for a better life in other ways. The first recorded burials at the old cemetery, entered in the City of Martinez death register, were 1854. However, it is believed that burials occurred as early as 1851. (Submitted on April 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.