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Address: Church Street and Cemetery Lane, Jackson, CA
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It was on a hill and the drive thru is a little rough. But it is worth seeing. There is so much history. You don't very often get to see such beautiful and elaborate tombstones... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Turlock, California
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Turlock, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It was on a hill and the drive thru is a little rough. But it is worth seeing. There is so much history. You don't very often get to see such beautiful and elaborate tombstones any more.

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Jackson, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I was impressed with the age and the generational family plots and tombs,Unfortunately, time and weather has taken a toll on many of the stones. Still, it is a historical record of many of the pioneer families of the area. Just 2-3 blocks from downtown, it is a worthwhile stop.

Thank PoolmanTom
Fiddletown, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Interest taste of jackson's history in the two-three cemeteries that run together. I enjoy walking the area and reading epitaphs. Worth visiting. Not a lot of trees, so bring a hat or go during the spring or fall.

1 Thank scvrose
Bonney Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Jackson Pioneer Cemetery was very interesting in that there was a lot of history that went back to the early gold mining days of the early 1920's. No grass or nice green lawns, but very interesting.

Thank Darrell S
Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Walking through this cemetery and reading the headstones is a true experience. There is a history lesson here on immigration to this area due to the Gold Rush. You come away with a better appreciation of what the immigrants went through as they came here seeking a better life and for many seeking their fortune.

1 Thank Edie S
San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Walking through the cemetary was a history lesson in itself. Fascinating to see the ages and dates on the tombstones.

3 Thank Audrey R
Jackson, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Just a few minutes from home, the Jackson Pioneer Cemetery dates to the beginnings of Jackson in the mid 1800s. Look around and see the pioneers of Jackson who have streets named after them. Within the grounds is the pioneer Jewish cemetery for the once thriving community who also erected one of the first Synagogs west of the Mississippi. It... More 

3 Thank Larry A
Lotus, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

interesting headstones. If you can do head stone rubs with charcoal on paper, it's kinda fun.

3 Thank karen k
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Great gold rush history, nicely preserved. Area is great

3 Thank dafesq
Oregon Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2011

The Jackson Pioneer Cemetery is a worthwhile stop for anyone interested in old cemeteries. It is large, but most of the older graves are clustered in one general area, so it’s easy to walk around and look at them. The cemetery is well kept up and tidy. It’s located not far from old downtown Jackson, and whilst there are trees,... More 

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