Saving Graves

Paicines Cemetery 
Paicines, San Benito County, California


Date: 23 June 2001

Cemetery: Paicines Cemetery
Established: about 1860
Street: Panoche Rd. , Paicines , San Benito County, California  across from Browns Valley turnoff
Type: Road-public
City: 4 miles southeast of Painces, California
Township: Paicines
County: San Benito
State: Ca
Nation: USA
Nearby: Panoche Rd at Browns Valley Rd
Location: Rural-agricultural
Land: Hillside
Watersource: No
Sign: No
Land Type: Private
Access: Closed
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: Non-locking
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Gravestones: 40
Oldest: unknown
Newest: unknown
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Buried: Unsure
Removed: Unknown
Weather problems: Unknown
Pollution problems: No
Association: No
Records: Yes
Inventory: No
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Vandalized: Yes
Police report:
VA: Gravestones-Overturned
VA: Gravestones-Broken
VA: Gravestones-Stolen
Overgrowth: Problem-Access
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Drainage: Good
Problem: Access denied
Problem: Apathy
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Restoration: No work started as of yet
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Unknown
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Contacted: San Benito County Assessors Office.  Depart. of Roads.  County Supervisor .  The property owner.

Other Information

The cemetery sites on a knoll on the west side of Panoche Rd. Few locales known of the cemetery. But those who do know of the cemetery know that the property owner is not allowing people search for their family members. The owner is known throughout the county official as a difficult person to deal with. There are many different families buried there. The last burial was around 1907.


The cemetery lays in Supervisor District 4 (four) of San Benito County. The supervisor is Ronald Rodriegues - Phone - 1-831-636-4000 Fax - 1-831-636-4010 Email - Hollister, Ca

Submitted by:

name: Linda Beach