Nelsonville Cemetery

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Nelsonville Cemetery

La Paz Road
Placerville, El Dorado County, California, USA
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Nelsonville is a historic cemetery located in El Dorado County, California near Placerville. It is in poor condition with minimal maintenance performed by local residents. This cemetery is located on private property, however, it can be accessed from La Paz Road. For additional information, contact Cemetery Administrator, County of El Dorado, Department of Transportation, 360 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667.

In addition to the markers or known burials, there are approximately 10 unidentified graves which, according to legend, include "five Dance Hall Girls". The origin of this legend is unknown.

Nelsonville was established in the 1850s and 1860s to support logging and mining. The town burned down in 1865 and was never rebuilt. The local area is now an unincorporated area called Mosquito.


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GPS Coordinates: 38.78945, -120.73807

  • Added: 17 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2305784