Chung Wah Cemetery

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Chung Wah Cemetery
Chung Wah Cemetery 1226 Forrest Street, Folsom, CA. 95630 By Oscar Mostofi.jpg
Entrance to the cemetery
Chung Wah Cemetery is located in California
Chung Wah Cemetery
Chung Wah Cemetery is located in the United States
Chung Wah Cemetery
Location1201 Forrest Street ُ, Folsom, California
Coordinates38°40′13″N 121°11′43″W / 38.67028°N 121.19528°W / 38.67028; -121.19528Coordinates: 38°40′13″N 121°11′43″W / 38.67028°N 121.19528°W / 38.67028; -121.19528
Area2.6 acres (1.1 ha)
Built1906
Architectural styleShrine/vault
NRHP reference #95000999[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 21, 1995

The Chung Wah Cemetery, also known as China Mission-Chung Wah Chinese Cemetery, in Folsom, California is a cemetery from 1906.

The city of Folsom had a thriving Chinese community of about 3,000 that was drawn by the gold mining in the area. The size and shape of the cemetery suggests that it was not planned well. Graves were reportedly dug wherever there was room, with no specific orientation or layout. The Chung Wah cemetery served Chinese immigrants of the Heungshan dialect while another local cemetery, Yeong Wo was built by people from the Chungshan district.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Farrow, Ross (4 May 1995). "Folsom seeks historical recognition for its Chinese cemeteries". Sacramento Bee. p. N3.

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The Chung Wah Cemetery, also known as China Mission-Chung Wah Chinese Cemetery, in 1226 Forrest Street, Folsom, California is a cemetery from 1906.The city of Folsom had a thriving Chinese community of about 3,000 that was drawn by the gold mining in the area. The size and shape of the cemetery suggests that it was not planned well. Graves were reportedly dug wherever there was room, with no specific orientation or layout. The Chung Wah cemetery served Chinese immigrants of the Heungshan dialect while another local cemetery, Yeong Wo was built by people from the Chungshan district. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. Pictures are provided by Oscar Mostofi