25 Forgotten Cemeteries and Burial Plots of Colorado

Posted: March 30, 2018 in Cemeteries and Graves

As Colorado’s past is swallowed up daily by the manic, urban, insanity that has overrun the state, it is easy to forget about those who came before us- But there were thousands of them, and their final resting places can be found tucked away in the trees or in isolated corners of the prairie. Here is a quick look at 25 of Colorado’s forgotten grave sites and cemeteries. (Click on images to expand)  Enjoy!

1. Red Wing Cemetery

Huerfano County, Colorado

2. Sligo Cemetery

Weld County, Colorado

3. Dory Hill Cemetery

Gilpin County, Colorado

4. Tijeras Cemetery

Las Animas County, Colorado

5. Captain Silas Soule’s Grave

Denver County, Colorado

Silas Soule disobeyed orders and refused to fire on the Cheyenne people during the Sand Creek Massacre on November 29, 1864. Soule was assassinated in Denver in 1865 after testifying against Colonel John Chivington during an investigation of the massacre.

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6. Bald Mountain Cemetery

Gilpin County, Colorado

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7. Martinez Cemetery

Otero County, Colorado

8. Gold Hill Cemetery

Boulder County, Colorado

9. Bordenville Cemetery

Park County, Colorado

10. Odd Fellows Cemetery

Gilpin County, Colorado

11. Norton Cemetery

Elbert County, Colorado

12. Como Cemetery

Park County, Colorado

13. Marble Cemetery

Gunnison County, Colorado

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14. Virginia Dale Pioneer Cemetery

Larimer County, Colorado

15. Vasquez Cemetery

Clear Creek County, Colorado

16. Parkville Cemetery

Summit County, Colorado

17. Confederate Veterans Plot

Fremont County, Colorado

18. Russell Gulch Cemetery

Gilpin County, Colorado

19. Sunshine Cemetery

Boulder County, Colorado

20. German Veterans of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 Plot

Denver County, Colorado

21. Central City Catholic Cemetery

Gilpin County, Colorado

22. Prospector McKee’s Grave

Gunnison County, Colorado

23. Civil War Veterans Plot, Riverside Cemetery

Denver County, Colorado

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24. Idaho Springs Cemetery

Clear Creek County, Colorado

25. Farasita Cemetery

Huerfano County, Colorado

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Comments
  1. johnrailtime says:

    Looking for the old cemeteries is a task of patience to find em. The Kansas pacific RR was built across Eastern Colorado and the only old cemetery I’ve found so far has been in Hugo. It is north of town in a pasture, with dates back to the 1880’s and numerous unmarked/undated graves. Kit Carson, should have a huge old one but none of the locals have any idea where to look.

  2. Jacque McDonnell says:

    Looking for two graves. Mike Angelo Rosetta and Mozzie, Mrs.Mike Rosetta

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