1500 E. San Antonio
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, 90807 USA Show Map
This is a little known, forgotten cemetery which has been incorporated into the current Forest Lawn Cemetery - Sunnyside. Palm Cemetery has existed at Cherry and San Antonio Drive in Long Beach since early Rancho days. In the late 1800's Jotham Bixby of the Rancho Los Cerritos donated land where anyone could come to bury their dead at no cost. When Sunnyside Mausoleum & Memorial was established in 1923 it surrounded the old cemetery with it's mausoleum. The cemetery was largely forgotten. A recent (2012) plan to redo the courtyard used sonar to search for possible graves and revealed the Palm Cemetery burials. A groundsman told me "old timers" said there was once a plaque in this location mentioning Palm cemetery, but it's long since disappeared. The indexing project of obituaries at Long Beach Public Library has revealed several burials at the Palm Cemetery, giving names to some of the unidentified remains. Many were simply listed as "infant" with only a surname. Those with both a first and last name are listed here in Find-a-Grave.
Located in the Mausoleum Courtyard on the grounds of Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach) aka Sunnyside Mausoleum, at the corner of E. San Antonio Dr. and Cherry Ave., with an entrance off Cherry Ave.
GPS Coordinates: 33.84472, -118.16825
- Added: 5 Jun 2012
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2452122
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