Local Cemeteries

Colfax Cemetery

The Colfax Cemetery is located at 180 North Canyon Way, Colfax, CA 95713.

The cemetery is overseen the Colfax Cemetery District. Mail is received at P.O. Box 231, Colfax, CA 95713 (not at the cemetery itself).

Cemetery hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.


In the 1850s, Dan Bayless was the first person to be buried in what would become the Colfax District Cemetery. The initial parcel of land was 272.25 by 400 feet. It was conveyed to the town of Colfax by John Burns dated May 27, 1878. In February, 1913 a map showing the name “Evergreen Cemetery” was located on the property of J. F. Seims, of Illinoistown. Later an addition in 1916 was made. On May 9, 1917 the Placer County Board of Supervisors established the Colfax District Cemetery, comprised of Judicial township No. 13, where it is now located at 180 North Canyon Way and Colfax Cemetery Road; a second addition in 1931; a third addition in 1933, and a fourth addition was made in 1944. Some 20 acres were set aside for future burials and is cared for by the Colfax Cemetery District.

Colfax Indian Cemetery

The Colfax Indian Cemetery/Burial Grounds are located on the Iowa Hill Road, just off South Canyon Way Road, in Colfax, California.

The Colfax-Todds Valley Consolidated Tribe of the Colfax Rancheria has a web page about the cemetery.

Weimar Sanatorium Cemetery

The Weimar Sanatorium Cemetery is part of the Colfax Cemetery District.

Find a Grave has a web page to search for memorials in the cemetery.

Robin Yonash has written History of the Weimar Joint Sanatorium and the Weimar Cemetery, which includes a list of the people interred there.

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