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Sylvan Cemetery - Citrus Heights, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member linkys
N 38° 42.013 W 121° 17.449
10S E 648628 N 4284895
Quick Description: One of two signs of history just inside the main entrance to Sylvan Cemetery off Auburn Blvd in citrus Heights.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2013 7:13:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMHHPR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

Large sign in front of the bell tower that gives the history of the Sylvan this cemetery that dates from the 1860's. The sign reads:


Land for the Sylvan Cemetery was donated to the community in 1862 by early settler Daniel Lewis. The first person to be buried in the cemetery was James Horton. Mr. Horton had reportedly come to the area to seek his fortune in gold but suffered an eye ailment that was leading to blindness. Mr. Horton died at a very early age. A stone in the southeast corner of the graveyard marks his burial place. Since 1862 the cemetery has been expanded several times to the size of 18 acres. Many of the earliest settlers to this area, including the Aistons, Cavitts, Crosses, Dalys, and the Van Marens, are buried in the cemetery.

City of Citrus Height Historic Landmark

Group that erected the marker: City of Citrus Heights

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
7401 Auburn Blvd.
Citrus Heights, CA USA

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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