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Brother Jonathan Cemetery

Address: South Pebble Beach Drive, Crescent City, CA
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Ranked #10 of 20 Attractions in Crescent City
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks

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Crescent City, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Recently restored by Crescent City cleanup, this is a really old cemetary with gravestones dating back 200 years. It's right behind Home Depot and worth a little stop. Very sweet place.

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Fremont, California
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1,907 reviews 1,907 reviews
1,172 attraction reviews
1,134 helpful votes 1,134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

When we visited Crescent City, there is a nice memorial to Brother Jonathan, which was a steamship that crashed and many died. There have been over the years various search parties to try to find the Brother Jonathan; we have enjoyed seeing an exhibit about it at the California State Fair once. As such, seeing this site was very thoughtful... More 

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Crescent City, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
73 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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
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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152 reviews 152 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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924 helpful votes 924 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
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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