List of cemeteries in California

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This list of cemeteries in California includes currently operating, historical (closed for new interments), and defunct (graves abandoned or removed) cemeteries, columbaria, and mausolea. It does not include pet cemeteries. Selected interments are given for notable people. Some Southern California counties have a high number of motion picture and television star gravesites, due to those industries being concentrated there.

Alameda County[edit]

Alpine County[edit]

Amador County[edit]

Butte County[edit]

Calaveras County[edit]

Colusa County[edit]

Contra Costa County[edit]

Del Norte County[edit]

El Dorado County[edit]

Fresno County[edit]

Glenn County[edit]

Humboldt County[edit]

Imperial County[edit]

Inyo County[edit]

Kern County[edit]

Kings County[edit]

Lake County[edit]

Lassen County[edit]

Los Angeles County[edit]

Madera County[edit]

Marin County[edit]

Mariposa County[edit]

Mendocino County[edit]

Merced County[edit]

Modoc County[edit]

Mono County[edit]

Monterey County[edit]

Napa County[edit]

Nevada County[edit]

Orange County[edit]

Placer County[edit]

Plumas County[edit]

Riverside County[edit]

Sacramento County[edit]

San Benito County[edit]

San Bernardino County[edit]

San Diego County[edit]

San Francisco County[edit]

San Joaquin County[edit]

San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery - Stockton, California

Burwood Cemetery / Escalon Cemetery District Escalon, California

San Luis Obispo County[edit]

San Mateo County[edit]


Santa Barbara County[edit]

Santa Clara County[edit]

Santa Cruz County[edit]

Shasta County[edit]

Sierra County[edit]

Siskiyou County[edit]

Solano County[edit]

Sonoma County[edit]

Stanislaus County[edit]

Sutter County[edit]

Tehama County[edit]

  • Tehama Cemetery, Tehama
  • Oak Hill Cemetery, Red Bluff
  • Los Molinos Cemetery, Los Molinos

Trinity County[edit]

Tulare County[edit]

Tuolumne County[edit]

Ventura County[edit]

Yolo County[edit]

Yuba County[edit]

See also[edit]


For references related to individual interments see articles for the particular individuals.
  1. ^ "Find A Grave: Cathedral of Christ the Light Mausoleum". Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Find A Grave – Chapel of Memories Columbarium". Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Find A Grave: County Cemetery". Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Find A Grave: Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Ce...". Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ City of Claremont: Oak Park Cemetery
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  7. ^ The Historic Pascual Marquez Family Cemetery: City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage landmark believed to be the oldest cemetery in California and the sole extant private Mexican Rancho Era family cemetery. Burials began in the early 1840s and ended in 1916. Property is still owned by descendants of the 1839 Mexican Land Grant Rancho Boca de Santa Monica grantees.
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  13. ^ a b Marsh, Carissa "Governor signs bill allowing Simi to build new cemetery" Simi Valley Acorn 18 July 2008. Accessed 14 December 2013
  14. ^ a b c Smith, Leo "HISTORY'S RESTING PLACE : The County's Cemeteries Can Be a Pathway That Leads Visitors Back Into Time" Los Angeles Times 11 February 1993. Accessed 14 December 2013
  15. ^ McCartney, Patrick "SIMI VALLEY : County Backs State Status for Cemetery" Los Angeles Times 16 April 1992. Accessed 14 December 2013
  16. ^ a b Boyd-Barrett, Claudia "Wreaths at Nordhoff Cemetery in Ojai remember those who served" Ventura County Star 14 December 2013. Accessed 14 December 2013
  17. ^ Wilson, Kathleen "Cemetery trustees want to find out where bodies are buried" Ventura County Star 12 December 2013. Accessed 15 December 2013
  18. ^ Ritsch, Massie "Volunteers Restore History at Cemetery" Los Angeles Times 13 June 1999. Accessed 14 December 2013
  19. ^ Baker, David R. (February 9, 1996). "Commission Backs Plans for 162-Acre Cemetery". Los Angeles Times. 
  20. ^ Soteros-McNamara, Liz "Not just another day of the dead: Members of the Japanese American Citizens League celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Oxnard Japanese Cemetery" Ventura County Reporter 15 May 2008. Accessed 14 December 2013
  • Culbertson, Judi; Randall, Tom (1989). Permanent Californians: an illustrated guide to the cemeteries of California. Chelsea, VT: Chelsea Green. ISBN 978-0930031213. OCLC 19322965. 
  • Brooks, Patricia; Brooks, Jonathan (2006). Laid to Rest in California: a guide to the cemeteries and grave sites of the rich and famous. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press. ISBN 978-0762741014. OCLC 70284362. 

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