Cherokee Pioneer Cemetery, Butte County, CA
Submitted by Lisette Kroepelin 30 Mar 2007
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Cherokee Pioneer Cemetery
Transcription completed on November 25, 2006. This is a private cemetery
and active. Interments are original pioneer residents of the local area or their
descendants with the exception of burials required under Public Guardian law
and their descendents. Cemetery is accessible between dawn and dusk.
There are marked as well as unmarked graves. To locate the cemetery travel
East on Highway 70 pass the city of Oroville about 12 miles. Take the Cherokee
Road turn to the right. Go 2 miles (you will go through the site for the historical
town of Cherokee) and on the right will be the driveway to the cemetery. The
road is narrow but paved. There are no services at the old Cherokee site or the
cemetery so take a comfort break before you leave Oroville. Water is available
but only one vapor light at the gate for night security. GPS coordinates are
N 39° 38.491” and W 121° 31.890” at an elevation of 1400 ft.
The oldest surviving tombstone is dated 1862. The older section of the cemetery
has been vandalized numerous times including head stones stolen.
Information in the transcription in (parenthesis and italics) in the notes section are
added by the transcriber. Information in (parenthesis) in the name and dates
sections is information provided by the cemetery records. All other information is
taken directly from the tombstones.