The Oldest Cemetery in Truckee Meadows.
Established in 1862, the Huffaker Cemetery was the first known cemetery in the Truckee Meadows. The marker was placed by John C. Fremont Chapter and a descendant of the Lyell Family in 1965 to commemorate Huffaker Cemetery.
Today only a few of the orginal grave markers and grave sites of the pioneers remain. It is understood that when Sierra Manor was subdivided, the majority of the grave sites were destroyed before work was halted and redirected around the cemetery area.
To locate the marker and cemetery, from South Virginia Street turn west on Foothill Drive and then north (right) on Sierra Manor Drive, the road curves, shortly after this curve it is located on your left, it's behind the residence located at 901 Sierra Manor Drive. When I was there you'll see a path that runs in between two residences.
Some of the memorials that I posted for this cemetery came from online research, mainly ancestry.com, reading the old newspapers for any burials that took place for this cemetery.
GPS Coordinates: 39.43608, -119.77531
- Added: 22 Dec 2007
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2243472
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