Miller Family Cemetery - Butt Valley Reservoir, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Nitro929
N 40° 07.392 W 121° 08.514
10T E 658326 N 4443086
Quick Description: This small family cemetery is located along the east shore of Butt Valley Reservior near Seneca, California. It contains the remains of the William H. Miller Family.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2008 3:44:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM4FGJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Raine
Views: 78

Long Description:
The cemetery is surrounded by a white picket fence, and contains a total of 7 graves:

Lena A. Miller - Born 4/4/1828 Died 8/26/1904
William H. Miller - Born 2/11/1833 Died 11/26/1879
Baby Miller - Headstone illegible

There are an additional 4 stones, which might have been footstones. They bear no real information:

H.L.
S.T.B.
T??
L.A.M. - This may have been Lena's footstone, but it has been repositioned at the head of one of the graves.

I have attempted to research the history of the Miller family, but have been unable to find any documented information. I was told that they were the first family to settle in the Butt Valley area, but this information is unsubstantiated.

To reach the cemetary from Highway 89, turn south on Butt Lake Road (7 miles east of the Highway 89/36 intersection, or 6 miles west of Canyon Dam). After approximately 3 miles (some of which is a 9% grade), at Ponderosa Flat campground, the road will change from asphalt to dirt (it will briefly change back to asphalt at the Butt Lake day use / boat ramp area, and again at Cool Springs campground). 4.8 miles from where the dirt road initially begins, you will find the cemetery on the left side of the road, up on the hillside.
The road to the site is generally well-graded, and easily traveled with any type of vehicle, but is very dusty in several spots. There is no access in winter months, and can be closed at any time due to storms.
Earliest Burial: 11/26/1879

Latest Burial: 08/26/1904

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