El Dorado County
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The town of Latrobe was established in 1864 when the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad established a station in the area to provide service to Amador County. Though not a mining town as most in the area in that day, it was for a while a thriving community until the need for the station declined. The cemetery is located on top of a hill on the northwest corner of the town. The earliest known interment is that of William Staley's wife Sarah who passed away on May 6, 1865 at 31 years of age. Total, there are 119 markers identifying graves in this cemetery. There are a number of sites which are identifiable as graves, but are unmarked.
Directions for Getting There:
Take State Hwy 50 to El Dorado Hills at the west side of El Dorado County. Take the El Dorado Hills Blvd / Latrobe Rd exit. Head south on Latrobe Rd. until you reach the town of Latrobe. Just after you get past the city limits sign you will cross the railroad tracks. Immediately after crossing the tracks you will see a gravel road to the right ( Old Station Lane ). As soon as you are on this road you will see a house on your left. Though not visible, the cemetery is on top of the hill behind this house. Go down Old Station Lane past this house and the road will turn to the left. Just past this turn you will see a road, with a green gate, veer off to the left and head up the hill. Go through the gate and take the road up the hill to the cemetery. The green gate is not locked and the public is welcome to visit the cemetery. Since the cemetery is on private property, please be respectful of this privilege.