Rockville Cemetery is the earliest cemetery in the Fairfield-Suisun (Solano County) area. The historic and beautifully maintained cemetery is situated at 4219 Suisun Valley Road about three-tenths of a mile north of Rockville Corners. In this pleasant setting under native oak trees along the Suisun Valley Creek, the early settlers gathered to hear the visiting preacher and enjoy the companionship of friends and new acquaintances.
In 1856 Landy and Sarah Alford donated five acres of land to build a Methodist-Episcopal Church and to expand the existing cemetery. The tragic irony is that the Landy's three-year old daughter, Sarah, died that December at the time the first services were held in the stone church and hers was the first burial since the expansion. In the Alford family plot lies an old and crumbling field stone inscribed with the words, "Sarah Alford, daughter of Landy and Sarah Alford, died December 1856."
Although the cemetery dates back to 1851 the earliest stone found during the 1983 survey was that of John Blake, born in Giles County, Virginia and died in Suisun Valley on September 5, 1852.
Long hours have been spent examining and re-examining the various grave markers, but time has taken its toll on some. Many of the oldest markers were made of wood and have disappeared. Of the wood markers that remain, most are illegible.
-Solano County Genealogical Society, Inc.
From Interstate 80 westbound from Sacramento: Exit at Suisun Valley Road in Fairfield, veer right at the offramp split towards Suisun Valley Road. Go left onto Suisun Valley Road and continue past Solano Community College and straight through the Rockville Corner intersection. Rockville Cemetery is .3 mile past the Rockville Corner intersection on the left side of Suisun Valley Road.
From Interstate 80 eastbound from San Francisco: Exit at Suisun Valley Road in Fairfield. Go left over the freeway and continue past Solano Community College and straight through the Rockville Corner intersection. Rockville Cemetery is .3 mile past the Rockville Corner intersection on the left side of Suisun Valley Road.
GPS Coordinates: 38.24828, -122.12075
- Added: 19 Jun 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #161276
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