Arvada Cemetery

Address: 5581 Independence St., Arvada, 80002

The community known today as Arvada began to be settled as early as 1858, but few deaths occurred by 1862, and those burials were made near homes of the deceased or at South Table Mountain near Golden. After the government survey of l862, a child of Watson Beeman died the following year. This was the first burial in the Arvada Cemetery. Mr. Beeman and George Swadley chose a spot on the hill at Independence and Grandview Avenue because it was a safe area on school land. In the early days it was known as "The Cemetery"and was deeded in 1863. The Arvada Cemetery was incorporated June 3, 1889 and was not platted until 1889.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S16, T3S, R69W
Elevation: 5450
Source: Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," p. 153.
Last Modified: Mon, December 3 2012

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