Clear Creek County, Colorado
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Source: "Colorado Cemetery Directory"
Edited by Kay R. Merrill
Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
6460 E. yale, CD-76
Denver, Colorado 80222; 1985

Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by K. Torp

CEMETERY

LOCATION

TYPE

HISTORY

STATUS

Alvarado Cemetery South of Empire, on 1-70 c 1 mile south of U.S. 40 exit (Sec. 34, T3S, R74W, 6th P.M.)

Public

Early cemetery

Still in use

Dumont Cemetery,
aka Mill City Cem.
West side of Town of Dumont, from 1-70 take Exit 235, go right on County Road 260, go left at fork, follow road until it turns to the right & goes up the hill (On line of Secs. 19 & 30, T3S, R73W, 6th P.M.)

Community

Est. 1864; oldest marked burial 1883; earliest burial record 1869

Still in use
(James G. Lucas was Sexton in 1985)

Empire Cemetery No. 1 Southeastern edge of Town of Empire (NE ¼ SW¼ Sec. 28, T3S, R74W, 6th P.M.)

Public

1st known burial 1863

Still in use

Empire Cemetery No. 2. SEE: Alvarado Cemetery      
Evans Ranch Cemetery c. 3 miles northwest of Brookvale (SW¼ SW¼ Sec. 5, T5S, R72W, 6th P.M.)      
Georgetown Cemetery ¼ mile north of city dump (Sec. 8, T4S, R74W, 6th P.M.)

Public

Earliest known burial 1870; 12 known graves in c.1950
(Names of 10 burials included in Dumont Cemetery Records)

Abandoned

(James G. Lucas was Sexton in 1985)

Grave of Clifford Griffin Northwest of Silver Plume, high on Columbia Mountain (NW¼ NW¼ Sec. 24, T4S, R74W, 6th P.M.)

Single Grave

Died 1887

Maintained

Grave of Jefferson Griffith "West of and across the creek from Mill City" (now Dumont)
(Exact location unknown)

Single Grave

Died c.1860

Abandoned

Idaho Springs Cemetery On Colo. 103, c 1/2 mile southwest of Idaho Springs, on Chicago Creek (NW¼ Sec. 2, T4S, R73W, 6th P.M.)

Public

1st known burial 1874; contains some earlier burials from original cemetery

Still in use
Town Clerk has records

Idaho Springs Old Cemetery At Payne's Bar, west of original town, between 6th & 7th Ave., extended north to the hillside from Colorado Blvd.

Public

Original cemetery; used until 1874; some burials removed to present cemetery

Abandoned; no trace remains

Indian Burial Ground Between Georgetown & Green Lake
(Exact location unknown)

Indian

 

Abandoned

Kennedy-Shank Cemetery SEE: Shank-Kennedy      
Mill City Cemetery SEE: Dumont Cemetery      
Miners' Cemetery Along the original Gregory Road & Golden Gate Canyon, in Clear Creek & Jefferson Counties (Exact location unknown)

15-20 unknown

Abandoned
persons burned or suffocated in forest fires set by miners during May & June 1859

No records available

Grave of Estelle Philleo West side of Dumont Post Office parking lot, at base of large pine tree (NE¼ NW¼ Sec. 30, T3S, R73W, 6th P.M)

Single Grave

Died 1936

Maintained

Pine Slope Cemetery SEE: Silver Plume Cera.      
Rural Cemetery No, 1 In Virginia Canyon, just outside of Idaho Springs, across the road from the Two Brothers Mine      
Shank-Kennedy Cemetery On Mount Evans, 500 feet from the summit  

Killed by Indians June 1859

Abandoned

Silver Plume Cemetery, aka Pine Slope Cem. Eastern end of Town of Silver Plume (On line of Secs. 18 & 19, T4S, R74W, 6th P.M.)

Public

1st known burial 1884

 
Silverdale Lower Cemetery At Georgetown Reservoir, east end of dam (NE ¼ Sec. 20, T4S, R74W, 6th P.M.)

Public

1st known burials 1877

Abandoned

Silverdale Upper Cemetery Near Georgetown
(Exact location unknown)
     
Unknown Grave No. 1 On Soda Creek, 200 yards southwest of the Mineral Springs, Idaho Springs
(Exact location unknown)

Single Grave

Skeleton found 1860

Abandoned






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