|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Established 1864. David Shellenberger, Justice of Peace, was chairman of association. Over the years the cemetery has been enlarged twice. Records of the association are intact. The cemetery is situated on a steep sloping hillside, terraced and with several sets of concrete steps. See: "The Unique Legacy of Red Rock and Newport Minnesota, 1837-1989", pg 94, by M. Virginia Yelland published 1989 by the Newport Centennial Committee, at the MN Historical Society, Call No F612.W49 N484.
The Cemetery is near the intersection of Hastings Ave and Cemetery Road in Newport, MN.
Most of the burials in the Red Rock Cemetery were residents of old Red Rock, with the exception of those in the Shephard family plot, who owned a summer vacation home on the Red Rock Camp Grounds. There is evidence of 33 burials in the cemetery. Members of families buried in the Cemetery are:
George W. & Mary Abbott
Gilbert M. & Matilda Bigelow
Herman & Martha Brandt
Mother G.H.S. (presumably a member of the Bigelow family)
Gorden Dorland (brother of Edith Nash)
Frank H. Ford
Harriet Ford Watson & son
John & Sarah Holton & grandson
Joseph & Lucy Irish
John S. Jordan
Frank W. Kinney
Rev. William & Christina Moore & William Moore (son)
Irvin R. Nash
John I. & Sarah L. Shepard Dunham
Paul N. Sauber
John C. Wilson & Beverly Wilson (daughter)
June Wilson (descendant of G.W. Abbott)
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