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Links to Nevada County Tombstone Inventories and Photos

Link to "Historic Cemeteries of Nevada County,"

The above links takes you to a website sponsored by RootsWeb and researched by Karen Dryer and her late husband Justin. Many photos of Nevada County cemeteries and markers. There is an index. This site won the "Golden Tomb" Award for excellence.

Link to GenWeb Archives (California Tombstone Transcription Project)

Cemeteries included in the GenWeb Archives:

North San Juan Protestant Cemetery
Old Rough and Ready Cemetery
Pioneer Cemetery
Red Dog Cemetery

Historic Cemeteries of Truckee, CA

Cemeteries: Sierra Mountain and Catholic Cemetery tombstone transcriptions with index and some photos taken by Marilou West Ficklin between 1994 and 1997. These are taken from the website "EarlyTruckee Records" at the Westerly-Journeys web site (

List of Nevada County Cemeteries

The following list contains many of the Nevada County Historic Cemeteries.

Clear Creek Cemetery
Mc Courtney Road, Grass Valley

French Corral Cemetery
  Pleasant Valley Road, French Corral

Graniteville Cemetery
  Graniteville Road, Graniteville

Grass Valley Jewish Cemetery
  2nd Street, Grass Valley

Indian Springs Cemetery
  Indian Springs Road at Spenceville Road, Penn Valley

Loney Cemetery
  Sandford Ranch, Mc Courtney Road, Grass Valley

Maidu Tribal Burying Grounds
  Cement Hill Road & Garden Road, Nevada City

Masonic Cemetery
  (part of the New Elm Ridge Cemetery) Bennett Street at Kidder Avenue Grass    Valley CA; the Masonic section is on the right as you drive into the cemetery, and is well marked)

Meadow Lake Summit City Cemetery
  Henness Pass Road and White Rock Road

Moores Flat Cemetery
  Graniteville Rd at Morres Flat Road (hard to find - advise escort)

Nevada City Jewish Cemetery
  King Hirem Way, Nevada City

Nevada County Cemetery
   Willow Valley Road, Nevada City

North San Juan North Bloomfield Cemetery
   Malakoff Diggins State Park

North San Juan Catholic Cemetery
  State Hwy 49, North San Juan

Pioneer Cemetery
  Top of East Broad St.,Nevada City. This is most likely the first cemetry in Nevada City

Omega Cemetery
  Alpha Omega Road (off State Hwy 20)

Penn Valley Cemetery
   Penn Valley Drive, Penn Valley

Pioneer Cemetery
   (behind 433 Broad Street) Nevada City

Pleasant Valley Cemetery
  Pleasant Valley Road at Bitney Springs Road

Protestant Cemetery
  State Hwy 49 at Cemetery Road, North San Juan

Red Dog Cemetery
   You Bet Road near Red Dog Road, Nevada City
  Relief Hill Cemetery
   Relief Hill Road (off Tyler Foote Road, past North Bloomfield Cemetery)

Rough and Ready Cemetery
  Stagecoach Road, Rough and Ready

Sweetland Cemetery
   Pleasant Valley Road at Sweetland Road

Tyler Foote Cherokee Township Cemetery
   Tyler Foote Road

You Bet Cemetery
   You Bet Road near Red Dog Road, Nevada City

Washington Cemetery
  State Highway 20, town of Washington

Willow Valley Cemetery
  (Old Nevada Co Hospital Cemetery), Lewis Road, Nevada City

Other Cemeteries & Memorial Parks

Forest View Cemetery, Red Dog Road, Nevada City

Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Rough and Ready Highway, Grass Valley.

New Elm Ridge Cemetery, Bennett Street to Kidder Avenue, Grass Valley.

Pine Grove Cemetery, Red Dog Road, Nevada City

Sierra Memorial Lawn, Hollow Way, Nevada City.

Cemetery District Office and Maintenance Shop
10523 Willow Valley Rd
Nevada City CA 95959
Phone 530-265-3461

Table shows cemetery locations but if you are not familiar with Nevada County, contact the Cemetery District Office before attempting to visit a cemetery. (address and telephone number above)


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This page last updated: 4 July 2015

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