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Posted on Jul 31, 2008 in History | 1 comment

Sacramento Historic City Cemetery

They City Cemetery dates back to 1849 and is the resting place of many remarkable Californians. It’s also the oldest existing cemetery in Sacramento, resembling a Victorian garden with pathways, grand avenues and a park-like setting. Explore history with free guided walking tours, led by Old City Cemetery Committee docents, or take a self-guided tour anytime.

City Cemetery Official Site

  • Becky Beeman

    The Bradfords in the pioneer section of the Cemetery are descendants of Governor Bradford of the Mayflower. They became some of the first viticulturists in the Galt/Elk Grove area, operating the Bradford Winery, north of Twin Cities Road. Bruceville Road is named after Mary F. nee Bruce) Bradford. Philip Bradford’s son, Hugh Bradford was a Sacramento Assemblyman (1913-1915 and District Attorney 1915-1923. His wife, Mary Beatrice Bannon, was the National PTA president and the granddaughter of Patrick Bannon, Sacramento pioneer. (Bannon slough, Bannon Island at Discovery Park).