Sonoma State Home Cemetery

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Sonoma State Home Cemetery

Location
Orchard Road
Eldridge, Sonoma County, California, USA
Memorials 266 added (6% photographed)

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Located just south of Glen Ellen, California. Originally called The California Home for the Care and Training of Feebleminded Children. Since 1988, named The Sonoma Developmental Center. 1403 inmate bodies were buried and 2 employees. Burials began on May 3, 1892 and the last burial was on December 9, 1939. Beginning on February 12, 1940 thru January 16, 1960, 500 bodies were cremated and placed in a vault. In 1964, all headstones were removed to protect the privacy of the families. Records of the burials are retained by the state and are not available for the public.

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GPS Coordinates: 38.34122, -122.54278

  • Added: 12 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2361837