|300 Prison Road|
Postal Code: 95671
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Folsom Prison Cemetery was used from 1880 through 1959 with over 600 men buried there. The original location of the burial grounds was about a quarter of a mile above what is now Folsom Dam. In 1896 floodwaters swept coffins into the river, dislodging the corpses from their pine boxes. Prison officials then interred the remains in a new spot, about a half mile uphill from the original burial grounds. In 1913 the remains were exhumed and reburied at their present site which is another half mile uphill. Because the cemetery is next to a rifle range, visitors are discouraged.