Sausalito Section. Larger Image

Katie O'Leary gravemarker.
  • The O'Leary Page
  • First Burial
  • Portuguese Burials
  • A Green Burial, 2010
  • leaf Forever Fernwood Cemetery originally
    leaf Sausalito Cemetery
    formerly
    leaf Daphne Fernwood Cemetery
    Mill Valley, Marin County, California


         Sausalito Cemetery was created in 1891 by the Sausalito Cemetery Association. The new cemetery was meant to be an improvement over the soon to be closed Sunny Hill Cemetery in the hills above Sausalito. The new cemetery site was at the very north end of Sausalito Land and Ferry Company holdings on Coyote Creek. Today, the new cemetery, now with its new name Forever Fernwood, is located in an unincorporated area south of the Mill Valley proper. The first burial was in December, 1891, first official sale of a Lot was September 27, 1892.
         The cemetery has had name changes through the years, Sausalito, Daphne Fernwood, and since 2004, Forever Fernwood. The original Sausalito cemetery portion, now called the Sausalito Section, is on a hill above the office. On that hill are many old time monuments, some few date to 1880s. These are the traditional gravemarkers seen it our photographs.
         Some of the early monuments represent Portuguese immigrants, often from the Azores (Acores). Many settled in Sausalito.
         Today, Forever Fernwood specializes in "green" burials although traditional burials are still offered. Visit the Forever Fernwood website to learn more about this charming cemetery. It is both old and very modern at the same time. The staff at Forever Fernwood is friendly and helpful, but are limited in offering help on historic matters. Unfortunately the early records of the cemetery were destroyed in a fire, 1951.

    Forever Fernwood Cemetery Location
    301 Tennessee Valley Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941
    Degrees Minutes Seconds:
    Latitude: 375236N Longitude: 1223123W
    Decimal Degrees:
    Latitude: 37.87667 Longitude: -122.52306
        

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    Entrance to Fernwood Just below old Sausalito Section Sausalito Section
    Sausalito Section Sausalito Section Dective Arnop Bainbridge
Died Sep. 1913.
[Detective S.F.P.D., retired]
    Office Antone Azevedo, died June 25, 1909 (Woodsman Emblem)
Thos. J. Moore, 1866-1912
Julia Moore Simpson, 1878-1938
    Norma A. Krausgrill, died June 20 1920 John Perry Gerivazio, died 1911,
his Wife Mary, died 1931
Lien Van Ngon, 1921-1980
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