Pioneer Cemetery

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Pioneer Cemetery

Location
Lone Pine, Inyo County, California, USA
Memorials 35 added (86% photographed)

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The first cemetery established in Lone Pine is now referred to as the Pioneer Cemetery. The first burials in this location were Mrs. McGuire and her 9 year old son, Johnny, who were both killed in an Indian attack on 1 January 1865. The Pioneer Cemetery was the main cemetery in Lone Pine until 1884, and it was still an active cemetery up until the year 1914, though it was never fully utilized. The cemetery can be found on Sub Station Road, behind a white picket fence with a nice sign and memorial plaque.

Used in conjunction with the Pioneer Cemetery was an informal burying ground which is now referred to as the Depot Cemetery. The information about the Depot graves was shared by the cemetery district as to its purpose and use. During the spring season of wet years, when the water table level at the PioneerCemetery was too high to allow for burials there, the temporary burying ground at the northern end of town was utilized, now located on Narrow Gauge Road. Then in late summer, when the water table was lower, burials could be disinterred and moved to the Pioneer Cemetery.

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GPS Coordinates: 36.6011, -118.0467

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #8275