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Divide Cemetery

Divide Cemetery
Memorial Drive
Between Big Oak Flat and Groveland

Photo © Denise Henderson

The Historic Divide Cemetery is located on Memorial Drive between Big Oak Flat and Groveland, California. It is a still operating, public cemetery which is managed by the Oak Grove Cemetery District Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees meet every 3 months at 4pm at the Groveland Community Hall, located on Main St. in Groveland. Meetings are open to the public.

To purchase a plot please contact the Divide Cemetery Caretaker, Randy Henderson at 209-768-9995.

About this Site

The oldest grave-sites in the Divide Cemetery date back to the Gold Rush. To date, there have been more than 1,000 burials there. Located on the "Divide" between Big Oak Flat and Groveland, the cemetery has gone by many names throughout history, including St. John's Cemetery (after the original owner of the property), the Protestant Cemetery, the Oddfellows (IOOF) Cemetery and Oak-Grove Cemetery. Today it is a peaceful place, shielded by stately oaks and one impressive buckeye. The gates are always open during daylight hours, so come take a stroll along meandering pathways surrounded by those who pioneered the region, including countless gold miners, farmers, ranchers, store keepers, and even a few politicians.

Hours Open: Always open during daylight hours

Seasons Open: All

Visitor Fees: None

 ADA Accessibility Notes

Roads within cemetery are wheelchair accessible, but keep in mind the cemetery is located in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, so terrain is very hilly.

For More Information, Contact:

Oak Grove Cemetery District

PO Box 62, Groveland, CA 95321

Aaron Lyles wrote on January 09, 2012: Visited recently and really appreciated the history and peacefulness of this place. Shared your link on my blog:

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Longitude: -120.243955900
Latitude: 37.828662500
Elevation: 3115 FT (949 M)
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