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Bijou Basin Cemetery
Elbert County
Colorado  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:

This is an old, small cemetery, located on private land in southern Elbert County, CO (T10N, R63W, Section 33, SW¼, NW¼). It appears on the USGS 7½-minute ‘Bijou Basin' topographic map. The cemetery is on the Kiowa Creek Ranch, which is part of Harmony Land & Cattle LLC, owned by John Malone of Denver. Access to the cemetery is allowed only with permission of the owner or manager of the ranch.

The cemetery is located on top of a small hill and enclosed by barbed wire fence in an area of less than two acres. The grave markers are mostly dated from the mid to late 19th century, although one marker – the most recent – was placed in 1957. The earliest burial, which still has a legible marker, dates to March 26, 1868. There appears to have been little, if any, care or maintenance done in this cemetery over recent years, and there are several stone grave markers which are damaged or have had all traces of the engraved information eroded by time and weather. There is evidence that there may have been wooden grave markers at some time, but all that remains are a few pieces of weathered and decomposing wood.

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Bijou Basin Cemetery
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