On Woodside Road at El Camino Real you will find this Union Soldier statue in Union Cemetery, Redwood City, CA 94061. Destroyed by vandals in the 1970’s and refurbished in the 1990’s by various citizens and organizations in Redwood City. Union Cemetery is the site for historical celebration of American traditions.
Union Cemetery Circa 1859
Historical Information – Redwood City, Union Cemetery. The site for burials after one of the original site had reached its limit.
In 1858 citizens of Redwood City used Horace Hawes property to bury their loved ones, which is about whereSequoia High School now sits. Burial plots were growing slim and Mr. Hawes decided not to allow any more burial on his property. He gave Redwood City money to find a new site for the town’s cemetery. In early 1859, a public meeting was held in the courthouse and moved and approved a new committee, ( W.T.Gough, C.N. Fox, B.G. Lathrop), would be formed to decide the future legal requirements for a new cemetery and they determined Redwood City needed a new site.
The members of another committee formed to find a new site were, C.N. Fox, J.W. Turner, and C. Ayers. They found a 6 acre parcel owned by Messrs. Baird and Berry and purchased it from them. The new site, at the foot of Mound Street and Woodside Road. Union Cemetery Circa 1859. Redwood City citizens could buy a plot for $10 and were automatically a member of the Union Cemetery Association. The rules of Union Cemetery were what could be called “open range”, which allowed you to do anything with your plot that you wanted as long as it did not infringe upon another plot.
The first person buried at Union Cemetery was Annie M. Douglass. Annie died at a very young age, 4 years and 4 months old. Annie Douglass came from the Horace Hawes property and was the first of many who were dug up and move to Union Cemetery. Her head stone is in the middle of Union Cemetery and faced Central Avenue. Annie M. Douglass brother is next to her and he too died at a very young age.
In 1967, this historical burial ground became a State Historic Landmark No. 816. Then the Archives Committee of the Redwood City Public Library, Inc., a volunteer nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving local history, sponsored it nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. They were successful in August of 1983. Union Cemetery Circa 1859
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