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In Memory of the Old Tier Grounds

Of Sacramento City Cemetery

 

—Est. 1849 —

 
In Memory of the Old Tier Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
1. In Memory of the Old Tier Grounds Marker
Inscription. The unmarked last resting place of over three thousand pioneers, their exact place of burial, somewhere between the north border of Broadway and the north portion of the cemetery, and between 9th and 11th Streets, known but to their God.

Buried in the Tier Grounds were nearly a thousand victims of the 1850 Cholera Epidemic and some two hundred Chinese immigrants who died and were buried there between 1851 and 1855.
 
Erected 2001.
 
Location. 38° 33.822′ N, 121° 30.047′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Touch for map. Marker is located just inside the gates of the Sacramento City Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacramento City Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Hardin Bigelow (here, next to this marker); The 17 Doctors of the 1850 Sacramento Cholera Epidemic (here, next to this marker); John A. Sutter, Jr. (here, next to this marker); General George Wright (within shouting distance of this marker); Newton Booth
In Memory of the Old Tier Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 10, 2008
2. In Memory of the Old Tier Grounds Marker
Marker is on the right. John Sutter Jr. and Hardin Bigelow markers are to the left.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento Volunteer Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fireman’s Plot (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old City Cemetery: 1850 Cholera Epidemic. (Submitted on October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The History of the California Medical Association. (Submitted on October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional comments.
1. From the History of the Sacramento Pioneer Association:
Existence in Sacramento in the early days was rough, rugged, and unhealthy. Many died by accident; some succumbed to disease, fire or flood. The records reveal, however, a sturdy bunch who celebrated life and became the leaders of the new community. Dr. John F. Morse, the Society’s president from 1857 to 1859, wrote the first history of Sacramento and built the Morse Building. He is also remembered for his heroic work during the cholera epidemic of 1850, during which seventeen physicians and many hundreds of other citizens died of the disease.
Second Marker placed in General Area of the Tier Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
3. Second Marker placed in General Area of the Tier Grounds
In memory of the more than three thousand persons laid to rest by the County of Sacramento at Sacramento Historic City Cemetery (Est.1849)
    — Submitted October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on August 11, 2010, by Paula J. Van Alstine-Alferness of Sacramento, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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