History of Madronia Cemetery

History of Madronia Cemetery (HMRRN)

Location: Saratoga, CA 95070 Santa Clara County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 15.209', W 122° 2.185'

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Madronia Cemetery is Saratoga's oldest institution. The first burials occurred on this site in 1854. Other burials followed over the next several years prior to its dedication as a cemetery.

This land was originally part of the Quito Land Grant. In 1863 Don Jose Ramon Arguello, principal owner of the Quito Rancho, donated two acres surrounding the burial sites to the community for a public cemetery. This area is the ?Old Section' of the current cemetery. The name Madronia was taken from the madrone trees which once abounded on this site. On November 21, 1863 the Madronia Cemetery Association was formed from members of the community to oversee the use of the cemetery, This responsibility passed to the Saratoga Cemetery District which incorporated August 1, 1927.

Within these grounds resides the history of our community, our link to the past. As you stroll the grounds you will be greeted by the names of those families who pioneered Saratoga. Have a pleasant visit and join us for the annual Memorial Day services honoring the men and women who served in our armed forces.

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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 1:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 585451 N 4123427
Decimal Degrees37.25348333, -122.03641667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 15.209', W 122° 2.185'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 15' 12.54" N, 122° 2' 11.10" W
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Area Code(s)408, 925, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-121 Madrona Avenue E, Saratoga CA 95070, US
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