Rough & Ready Cemetery Becomes Landmark

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is delighted to announce the
designation by the Board of Supervisors last week, of the County’s newest historical
landmark, the Rough and Ready Cemetery, located at 14472 Stagecoach Way in Rough
and Ready.

Established in 1850, it has been in continuous use, and contains approximately 400
burials, including the town’s founder, Captain A.A. Townshend, who named it “Old
Rough and Ready” in honor of General Zachery Taylor, the 12th President of the
United States. The site includes an unusual amount of well-preserved grave
monuments and cast-iron fencing. To view the landmarks application, click here.

The Cemetery will be featured in the next edition of the Commission’s interactive
map and e-guide.  The e-guide is an electronic book cataloging all the over 200
historical landmarks in the County, and is available for any smartphone or tablet from Apple or Amazon. Go to You Bet Press ( to find clickable links. 
Prefer paper? There are still copies of the last edition available from Comstock
Bonanza Press

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