Centerville Cemetery

Centerville Cemetery (HMJT3)

Location: Chico, CA 95928 Butte County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.972', W 121° 38.808'

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Main Marker:
Burials here date back to the early 1860's but it was 1900 before the first cemetery association purchased the land from Theodore Willrich and started keeping records. In 1958 a few residents re-formed the organization which had lapsed into in-activity and undertook the task of renovation. In memory of these known pioneers whose names follow and rest here in un-marked graves this memorial is dedicated.

Charles Avisseau · William Bauman · George Beaumont · David Bell · Jacob Bieber · Horace B. Cowles · John Cox · James Deneen · Bob Dick · Frederick G. Donlin · Thomas Fittspatrick · John Green · Mrs. Wm. Hitchcock · Jacob Holmes · Antone Gierth · Mrs. Pres Longley · Charlie Ludolphi · Albert Mason · Henry Moore · Agnes Moynahan · Charles Oberteuffer · Robert Richards · Alpheus W. Spencer · Mrs. Williams

Second Marker:
Welcome to
Centerville Cemetery
A Non-Endowment Cemetery
This property began to be used as a cemetery during the Gold Rush. The earliest burials were gold miners who came to Butte Creek Canyon seeking their fortunes.
The bronze plaque in the center of the cemetery lists those miners we know are buried here in unmarked graves.
In March of 1900 five pioneer families joined together to form the Centerville Cemetery and took possession of the land from Theodore Willrich by gift deed. Donations were collected at the old John Adams store to erect the picket fence you see here today.
The organization remained unchanged until 1958 when Lois Colman led a movement to reorganize the cemetery into a formal association. Grant Benton donated additional property at this time, and the property was transferred to the new association.

[The bronze plaque mentioned as "in the center of the cemetery" is the main marker and is now located next to this marker.]
HM NumberHMJT3
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Year Placed1970
Placed ByAnnie E. Bidwell Parlor No.168, Native Daughters of the Golden West
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 12:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 615847 N 4406383
Decimal Degrees39.79953333, -121.64680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.972', W 121° 38.808'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 58.32" N, 121° 38' 48.48" W
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Area Code(s)530, 714, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13931-13961 Centerville Rd, Chico CA 95928, US
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