|2547 Shadowfax Lane|
El Dorado Hills
El Dorado County
Postal Code: 95762
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery was created in 1954 by the Army Corps of Engineers to replace the cemeteries at Salmon Falls, Negro Hill, Condemned Bar, McDowell's Hill, and Natural Dam in El Dorado County, the cemeteries at Dolton's Bar and Carrollton Bar in Placer County and Mormon Island in Sacramento County which were submerged below Folsom Lake when the Folsom Dam was built. Responsibility for the Mormon Island Cemetery was taken over by El Dorado County from the Army Corps of Engineers in October of 1954.
Five individual graves were also relocated from various locations to the new Mormon Island Cemetery. The earliest burial from any of these cemeteries could have been 1848, since several of these Mining Camps were first established in that year.
In 1996, remains from the Prairie City Cemetery in Sacramento County were interred after being discovered during the construction of the Prairie City Road on-ramp to Highway 50.
The cemetery is located off Blue Ravine/Green Valley Rd just east of the Sacramento/El Dorado County line. Although the cemetery is not full, it is being held in reserve for future relocation needs such as happened with the Praire City Cemetery.
Directions to get there:
Coming from Folsom on Bidwell Rd., take Blue Ravine Rd. east until you get to the El Dorado County line. Immediately turn right onto Shadowfax Rd. Go straight to the cemetery.
Coming from El Dorado Hills, take El Dorado Hills Blvd. north to Green Valley Rd. Turn left on Green Valley Rd and follow it to the Sacramento County line. Just as you get to the county line, turn left onto Shadowfax Rd. Follow the road to the cemetery.