Points of Interest in Mendocino County

Parrish Family Cemetery

Parrish Family Cemetery
2 May 2022
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Parrish Family Cemetery
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
18220 North Highway 1
Year 1893

In 1893 David Franklin Parrish, his wife, Sarah Linebough Parrish, six daughters and four sons, set out for Fort Bragg to raise potatoes and peas on the bluffs by the ocean. Before moving to Fort Bragg, Parrish had worked with Luther Burbank in Santa Rosa.

We are told Parrish had about 160 acres extending all the way to the ocean planted in potatoes. According to lore, the acreage was reduced by the 1906 earthquake when forty acres dropped into the ocean.

Accounts differ as to who is buried here after all this time.

The Parrish Family Cemetery is located on the grounds of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

Source: Interpretive placard at the site.

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