El Dorado County
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Frenchtown Cemetery is a gold rush era cemetery located on a knoll just west of the old Frenchtown area. First burial was that of L. T. Waters in 1850. Due to a fire that went through the cemetery many years ago, many of the wooden markers were burned and the occupants of the grave are therefore unknown. The cemetery is well maintained by a local cemetery association made up of local residents and pioneer family members.
Directions for getting there: French Town Cemetery is located on the north side of French Creek Rd., just west of Old French Town Road. There is an un-locked gate you must go through in order to go up the hill to the cemetery. The address at the gate is 4845. A sign on the gate announces the cemetery is behind it. The cemetery is not really visible from the road.