Saving Graves

Skinner Ranch Cemetery

Cameron Park, El Dorado County, California


Date: October 8, 2000

Cemetery: Skinner Ranch Cemetery (aka:  Skinner Burying Ground)
Street: Green Valley Rd & Cameron Park Dr.
City: Cameron Park
County: El Dorado County
State: CA
Nation: USA
Zip: 95682
Nearby: East of intersection of Cameron Park Dr. & Green Valley Rd; south side of Green Valley Rd.
Land Type: Private
Status: Active
Accessible: Yes
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: 7 to 9; 6 identified already
Oldest grave: 1860 (or before)
Newest grave: 1936
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Records location: El Dorado County Pioneer Cemeteries Commission; unpublished records
Owner: Heirs of Elva T. Ryan, San Mateo, CA
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Other problems: Discovered newly installed fence (1999) has been vandalized; cemetery grounds are being encroached upon by multi-family housing development; original deed exception providing deed access and entry road has been "dropped" off of current deed; county planning department has not cooperated with efforts to correct these conditions.
Previous contacts: El Dorado  County Planning Dept., El Dorado County General Services Dept., District 1 Supervisor Sam Bradley, heirs of Skinner family

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Sue Silver