Endangered Cemetery Report

Chanate Cemetery         View Photo
(aka Sonoma County Hospital Cemetery)
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California

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Correspondence regarding this cemetery

Update:  May 15, 2003

When I was up there 3 years ago it was impossible to enter the cemetery because of the overgrowth especially poison oak. I understand that it is even worse today and nothing has been done!

name: Jayne Austin


Date: October 7, 2000

Cemetery: Old County Cemetery aka Chanate Cemetery aka Poor Farm Cemetery
Street: "off of Chanate Road across from Sutter Memorial Hospital
City: Santa Rosa
County: Sonoma
State: CA
Nation: USA`
Zip: 95401
Nearby: Between Franklin & Parker Hill across the road, South of Sutters Memorial  Hospital, once the Sonoma County Hospital sandwiched between Psychiatric and Family Practice facilities
Land Type: Public
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: No
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: 1000+
Oldest grave: late 1870's
Newest grave: 1962
Records: No
Inventory: Yes
Records location: on record at the Sonoma County Historical Library in Santa Rosa under "Chanate Cemetery"
Owner: County of Sonoma
Condition: Cemetery destroyed
Problem3: Overgrown-trees
Problem4: Overgrown-ground cover
Problem5: Overgrown-vines
Buried Headstones
Removed Headstones
Other problems: rumors that the property that includes the cemetery is to be sold again for redevelopment
Previous contacts: County of Sonoma - Depart. Of Park & Records - response "no budget"
Work Status: The current status of this cemetery is: Unknown

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Jayne Austin



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