Dixon Cemetery
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Dixon Cemetery

Also known as Silveyville Cemetery

Dixon, Solano County , California, USA


The first burials at what is now known as the Dixon Cemetery (AKA Silveyville Cemetery District) were in the 1860's when the I.O.O.F. purchased a few acres of land from a local farmer. In 1877 another fraternal order, the Masons, purchased several acres of adjacent land to the I.O.O.F. section. Elijah Silvey for whom the early town was named was early settler who provided accommodations to travelers between the Bay area and Sacramento. The Silveyville Cemetery District was formed in 1927 and within a year the two fraternal sections of the cemetery (I.O.O.F. and Masons) were brought under the their management umbrella. Additions to the cemetery's acreage noticeable expanded in the 1960's. The grounds of the cemetery are well-maintained with some large oak trees and various cypress dotting the landscape. There is an interesting mix of historic and recent markers of various shapes and sizes, larger tombstones in the older sections and the flat headstones and niches in the the newer areas. The office is located at the entrance point off 1st Street/Hwy 113 just behind the prominent gray and white sign designating the cemetery "Silveyville Cemetery District."



  • Added: 20 Sep 2000
  • Find a Grave Cemetery ID: 202924