El Dorado County
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This cemetery was established in the 1850s and served the boom town of Marshall which was an early gold and silver mining town. An estimated two thousand miners were engaged in working the portion of the South Fork of the American River. The town's original name was Marshall and changed to Uniontown in 1855 and then to Lotus in 1861 when the post office was established in the town. Title to the cemetery was vested in the County in 1879. The gold and silver didn't last and the town suffered. Today only a few buildings remain to remind visitors of the mining days. However, a number of stones are in very remarkable condition given their age.
Take Lotus Road to the old town of Lotus. At the south end of town, turn west onto Bassi Rd. The first road to the right is an access road to a couple of houses as well as the access to the cemetery. There is a sign at the road denoting the cemetery. Take this road a couple of hundred yards to the cemetery.