California Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County

California Historical Landmark 566
Sacramento City Cemetery
10th Street and Broadway
Sacramento

Sacramento City Cemetery
13 August 2006
(Click Photo to Read the Plaque)

Sacramento City Cemetery Sacramento City Cemetery

Resting place of California pioneers, this cemetery was established in 1850. Many of the victims of the cholera epidemic of that year are buried here. Included among the graves of illustrious Californians are those of Governors John Bigler, Newton Booth, and William Irwin; General George Wright, hero of the Mexican War; Mark Hopkins, co-builder of the Central Pacific Railroad; General Albert M. Winn, founder of the Native Sons of the Golden West; Hardin Bigelow, first mayor of Sacramento; William S. Hamilton, son of Alexander Hamilton; E. B. Crocker, founder of the Crocker Art Gallery; and Reverend O. C. Wheeler, organizer in 1850 of the First Baptist Church.

Registered Historical Landmark No. 566

Plaque placed by California State Park Commission in cooperation with Native Sons and Daighters of the Golden West, May 5, 1957.

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