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Address: Church Street and Cemetery Lane, Jackson, CA

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Take time to reflect and view the headstones

This was an unexpected tour on a lovely warm day. The cemetery is not too far from the downtown area. There is so much history in Amador County it's worth the walk around the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
happy4travel
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Northern California
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Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This was an unexpected tour on a lovely warm day. The cemetery is not too far from the downtown area. There is so much history in Amador County it's worth the walk around the beautiful tombstones and memorabilia. Suggest you wear good walking shoes while strolling about the grounds.

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Stockton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Situated on a hill just above the Gold Rush town of Jackson, it is easy to imagine an era gone by. Reading the headstones, one can recreate an image of the families that have lived here over generations and guess their heritage from their last names. The head frames of two nearby old gold mines and the Kennedy tailing wheels... More 

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Turlock, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

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.

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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.

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 

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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.

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