Nevada County unveils its newest historical landmark: The Historic Rough and Ready Cemetery

R&R CemeteryMay 21, 2019 – The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is delighted to announce the designation by the Board of Supervisors last week, of the County”s newest historical landmark, the Rough and Ready Cemetery, located at 14472 Stagecoach Way in Rough and Ready.

Established in 1850, it has been in continuous use, and contains approximately 400 burials, including the town’s founder, Captain A.A. Townshend, who named it “Old Rough and Ready” in honor of General Zachery Taylor, the 12th President of the United States. The site includes an unusual amount of well-preserved grave monuments and cast-iron fencing.

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The Cemetery will be featured in the next edition of the Commission’s interactive map and e-guide. The e-guide is an electronic book cataloging all the over 200 historical landmarks in the County, and is available for any smartphone or tablet from Apple or Amazon. Go to You Bet Press (youbetpress.com) to find clickable links. Prefer paper? There are still copies of the last edition available from Comstock Bonanza Press https://bit.ly/2IUHYi0

The purpose of the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is to promote the general welfare of Nevada County and its citizens through official recognition, recording, marking, preserving and promoting the historical resources of Nevada County. For more information, please call 415-264-7230.