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Brother Jonathan Cemetery

South Pebble Beach Drive, Crescent City, CA
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Ranked #11 of 19 Attractions in Crescent City
Type: Cemeteries
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Crescent City, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There is something magnetic about this park. The monument to the Brother Jonathan is done with honor. The park leads to a gorgeous overlook/ picnic area on the cliffs above our special home by the mighty Pacific. With the lighthouse in sight, and views of the sunset ever changing, this place is truly a local treasure.

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salem or
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25 reviews 25 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

It was a beautiful little park, very well maintained and the history was interesting. It was nice that they took the original headstones and embedded them into the circle in the center of the park. The views out to the ocean and lighthouse are awesome and great for pictures

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Excellent piece of history close to beach , park and agate beds . A huge part of history that honestly gets overlooked by locals

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San Bernardino, California
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165 reviews 165 reviews
73 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My husband and I did not know about the Brother Jonathan Cemetery until we happened upon it while exploring Crescent City. It is a memorial to the people who lost their lives on the Brother Jonathan steamer that sunk in 1865. I wanted to find out the story behind this and I bought a book called "TreasureShip" when I got... More

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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Stopping at this cemetery by the overlook was very interesting. I had no idea about the wreck or the history behind the name. Worth looking up!

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Ashland, Oregon
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135 reviews 135 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

It is an old graveyard with nice old trees. It would mean more to me maybe if I was researching family history there.

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Titusville
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1,128 reviews 1,128 reviews
774 attraction reviews
866 helpful votes 866 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We toured the Crescent City Coastline from the Pier to the view of St George Lighthouse. Stopping at all the viewpoints along the way. The to anchors caught my eye so we ventured over to the Brother Jonathan Cemetery which is quite non-traditional in its size and organization. They provide a brief history of the final resting place for some... More

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Woods Cross, Utah
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

If you love history, stop here! I found the history of the area very interesting and you only need 15 minutes to stop. Beautiful views of the ocean and Battery Point Lighthouse. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this little stop. :)

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oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Just a place on the side of the road. Nothing fantastic grass and a marker.We stopped for only a little bit.

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Santa Clara, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

The cemetary was right next to a house we were staying at. The views are awesome. The history of the area was interesting. Not a place to spend a lot of time, but very scenic.

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