Union Cemetery

316 Woodside Rd., Redwood City, California

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Description 

"UNION CEMETERY - The name of this cemetery, established before the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, reflects the controversy that brought on the Civil War. On March 16, 1859, the purchase of six acres was consummated but the cemetery association, not being a corporate body, did not take title to the property. Instead it was deeded 'to John B. Weller, Governor of California and his successors in office . . . in trust for the use and benefit of the Union Cemetery Association of San Mateo County.' - California Historic Landmark No.816

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1983
Reference number
83001237
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Archeology - Non-Aboriginal; Social History
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
D - Information Potential
Property type
Site
Historic function
Cemetery
Current function
Cemetery
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1859
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Added historical information
  • February 2, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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