Truckee Cemetery

Tombstone by tombstone, the story of Truckee unspools on a large rectangle of greening grass where for more than a century and a half, gunfighters and botanists, ice harvesters and lawyers, lumberjacks and railroad workers have been buried.

At the Truckee Cemetery, known formally as Sierra Mountain Cemetery, each tombstone marks a life lived, a piece of what the town is today. Woven together, these stories are Truckee’s history. But there are gaps in the narrative — broken tombstones, disintegrated wooden grave markers, tombs without names.


Latitude: 39.3340319 Longitude: -120.1783276 Elevation: 5934 ft
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Joey Pedroza

Time Period Represented

Early 19th Century

Seasons Open

all year

Visitor Fees


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