Union Cemetery

Union Cemetery (HM1KY)

Location: Redwood City, CA 94061 San Mateo County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 28.458', W 122° 13.374'

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Union Cemetery's name reflects the controversy that erupted in the Civil War, three years after the cemetery's beginnings in 1859. Pro- and anti- slavery feelings ran high in California, and the founders of the cemetery strongly opposed the secessionist sentiment that threatened the nation's unity. Because of a controversy over the cemetery's ownership, the state enacted its first cemetery legislation, although its provisions did not affect Union Cemetery. The law of 1859 allowed for the incorporation of rural burial grounds. The state of California owned Union Cemetery from 1859 until 1962 when it was deeded to Redwood City.
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HM NumberHM1KY
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Marker Number816
Year Placed1999
Placed ByState Department of Parks & Recreation, Union Cemetery Assoc., Capitulus Redivivus Yerba Buena No.1, A&HO E. Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 11:13pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 568712 N 4147773
Decimal Degrees37.47430000, -122.22290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 28.458', W 122° 13.374'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 28' 27.48" N, 122° 13' 22.44" W
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Area Code(s)650, 415, 408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 177 Poplar Ave, Redwood City CA 94061, US
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