Rock Ridge Cemetery

Designated: June 29, 1999
Location: Cherry Valley
Current Owner: Douglas County
Nominated By: Janet Herman

Historic Significance

This one-acre cemetery is located on top of a hill in Cherry Valley.  At one time the Territorial Road passed within a quarter mile west of the cemetery.  John Proctor deeded the cemetery to the Rock Ridge neighborhood on July 5, 1880, for $5.00.  The cemetery was used by early homesteaders to bury their family members.  There are 28 headstones, the oldest being that of Hannah Proctor who died in 1870, and the latest being that of Chris Schreiber who died in 1953.  It is believed that more people are buried in the cemetery without markers.  At one time wooden markers were used which later disappeared.

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