Category Archives: Cemetery of the Week

The featured cemetery each Wednesday.

Cemetery of the Week #166: Tulocay Cemetery

Tulocay Cemetery 411 Coombsville Road Napa, California 94559 Telephone: 707-252-4727 GPS: 38.297821°N 122.271808°W Established: 1859 Size: 49 acres (only 30 of which are developed) Number of interments: More than 30,000 In 1841, California-born Don Cayetano Juarez received the 88,000-acre Tulucay … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #165: Olivet Memorial Park

Olivet Memorial Park Also called Mount Olivet Cemetery 1601 Hillside Boulevard Colma, California 94014 Telephone: (650) 755-0322 Established: 1896 Size: 65 acres Number of Interments: 100,000 At the foot of San Bruno Mountain in the cemetery town of Colma lies Olivet … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #164: Purissima Cemetery

Purissima Cemetery 1103-1149 Verde Road Half Moon Bay, California 94019 Founded: 1868 Size: 5.5 acres Number of interments: more than 60 Just south of Spanishtown (now called Half Moon Bay), the Northern California town of Purissima was established in the … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #163: Neptune Memorial Reef

Neptune Memorial Reef International waters off of Key Biscayne, Florida N 25° 42.036′ W 80° 05.409′ Founded: 2007 Size: 16 acres Number of interments: There are 1200 places available “in the reef’s initial development.” More than 200 placements have been … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #162: Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery 1000 Brown Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52245 Founded: 1843 Size: 40 acres Number of interments: at least 13500 In February 1843, the Iowa territorial legislature deeded one square block of land to the people of Iowa City for a … Continue reading

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