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Citrus Heights in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sylvan Cemetery

 
 
Sylvan Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2011
1. Sylvan Cemetery Marker
The roads within the cemetery are named. This marker sits at the intersection of Lewis Drive and Main Street.
Inscription. Land for the Sylvan Cemetery was donated to the community in 1862 by early settler Daniel Lewis. The first person to be buried in the cemetery was James Horton. Mr. Horton had reportedly come to the area to seek his fortune in gold but suffered an eye ailment that was leading to blindness. Mr. Horton died at a very early age. A stone in the southeast corner of the graveyard marks his burial place. Since 1862 the cemetery has been expanded several times to the size of 18 acres. Many of the earliest settlers to this area, including the Aistons, Cavitts, Crosses, Dalys, and the Van Marens, are buried in the cemetery.
 
Erected by City of Citrus Heights.
 
Location. 38° 42.011′ N, 121° 17.449′ W. Marker is in Citrus Heights, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Auburn Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the building just inside the gates. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7401 Auburn Boulevard, Citrus Heights CA 95610, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sylvan School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Citrus Heights Community Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Rusch Home
Sylvan Cemetery Marker and Historic Cemetery Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2011
2. Sylvan Cemetery Marker and Historic Cemetery Plaque
(approx. mile away); San Juan High School (approx. 1.5 miles away); Roseville - Placer County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Benito Juarez (approx. 3.1 miles away); Roseville Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Roseville Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Citrus Heights.
 
Also see . . .  City of Citrus Heights. The Sylvan Cemetery has been designated a City of Citrus Heights Historical Landmark. (Submitted on August 27, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Lower Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2011
3. Lower Plaque

This Site Has Been Designated By
Sacramento County as a
Historic Cemetery
Here rest many of the men, women and children who saw the beauty and value of this land, choosing to settle here and build the county we cherish today

Please help us preserve the graves, markers, and landscaping for future generations.

Sacramento County Board of Supervisors
and Cemetery Advisory Committee
James Horton Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2011
4. James Horton Grave Marker

James Horton
of Tenn.
Died Sept. 4, 1862
at the home of J.F. Cross
The first burial in
Sylvan Cemetery
James Horton Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2011
5. James Horton Grave Site
His grave site is located near the far southwestern corner of the cemetery.
Volle/Rusch Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2011
6. Volle/Rusch Family Plot
See Nearby Marker The Rusch Home for additional information on this pioneer Citrus Heights family.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 25, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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