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Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pioneer Cemetery

 
 
Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
1. Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This cemetery was established in 1851 on a knoll, back of the First Methodist Church. This gave the site its name. Many noted citizens rest here.
 
Erected 1967 by Laurel Parlor No.6 Native Daughters of the Golden West, Hydraulic Parlor No.56 Native Sons of the Golden West, Oct. 18, 1967, Nevada City, Calif.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 39° 15.94′ N, 121° 1.434′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on West Broad Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Emigrant Trail (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Hill Diggings (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nevada City Methodist Church (approx. mile away); Pennsylvania Engine Co. No. 2 (approx. mile away); Ten Stamp Mill (approx. mile away); Nevada Theater (approx. mile away); Nevada City Public Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); 400 Broad Street (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
 
Also see . . .
Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
2. Pioneer Cemetery Marker

1. Rootsweb: Pioneer Cemetery. (Submitted on September 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The Sierra Nevada Virtual Museum: The Sargents of Nevada City. (Submitted on September 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Marcus Shaver
Elsewhere I read that many of the pioneers names have been lost due to weathering of markers. The list of names shown on that site did not include my great grandfather's name. He was Marcus Shaver, a teamster.
Born 17 January 1836, died 13 November 1905, buried 15 November 1905. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted October 31, 2015, by Patricia Barr of San Mateo, California.

 
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Pioneer Cemetery Headstones image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
3. Pioneer Cemetery Headstones
Sergt.Theo H. Dunlap Co.D,2 Kans. Cav.
Mrs. Theo H. Dunlap, Beloved Wife
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By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
4. Pioneer Cemetery Headstones
J.H.Schellhorn, Died April 10, 1861
Albert F.,Son of J.H. and E. Schellhorn, Died __ 1865
Pioneer Cemetery Grave Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
5. Pioneer Cemetery Grave Monument
Aaron Agustus Sargent
born at
Newburyport,Mass.September 28th 1827
died at
San Francisco Cal. August 14th 1887
Smaller Marker on Aaron A. Sargent Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
6. Smaller Marker on Aaron A. Sargent Monument
This memorial originally marked the grave of Hon. Aaron A. Sargent in Laurel Hill Cemetery, San Francisco. When that cemetery was being removed in 1940 the memorial was transferred by the Native Sons of the Golden West to Pioneer Cemetery in Nevada City, which was the scene of this distinguished pioneer's early activities. Re-dedicated July 3, 1949, Tablet placed by Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,249 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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