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Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

God's Acre

 
 
God's Acre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2016
1. God's Acre Marker
Inscription.  Potters field at Alhambra Cemetery. Here, marked by numbered headstones the size of bread loaves, are buried over 600 poor and unknown early pioneers of California and Martinez. The earliest known burial was in 1853 and they continued until the early 20th century. Among those buried here are Chinese, Mexicans, Irish, Scots, Clampers of old, and native Californians, all of whom played a vital role in the shaping of our great state. May they continue to rest in peace.
 
Erected 2005 by Alhambra Cemetery Commission, Martinez Historical Society and E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter No. 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° 1.134′ N, 122° 8.742′ 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 west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near
God's Acre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2016
2. God's Acre Marker
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. Capt. Joseph R. Walker (within shouting distance of this marker); Hook Family (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain Joseph R. Walker (about 400 feet away); James Rankin (about 400 feet away); Pioneer Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Dedicated to the Family of Don Ignacio Martinez (about 600 feet away); The Schooner Forester (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joe DiMaggio's Birthsite (approx. ¼ mile 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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