Mount Tamalpais Mortuary Cemetery sign Mount Tamalpais Mortuary Cemetery
San Rafael, Marin County, California
Photographs of a Hillside Cemetery
     This 65-acre cemetery is at the west end of Fifth Avenue. The cemetery opened in 1879. The gates are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Most roads have excellent pavement for driving, but be warned, some road are very narrow. Hiking, picnicking, and other recreational uses are discourage. The grounds abound with deer, jack rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, and even a few skunks, the cemetery is hilly and in some areas, overgrown with eucalyptus trees and has in some wild areas, poison oak.
     There are two newer Jewish cemeteries within the Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, Sha’arei Shalom Cemetery (Gates of Peace) at the very top of the property’s big hill (1989), and the one acre Kol Shalom (Voice of Peace), used by Congregation Rodef Sholom of Tiburon. (1989).

Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery Location
2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael 94901
Degrees Minutes Seconds:
Latitude: 375921N Longitude: 1223312W
Decimal Degrees:
Latitude: 37.98917 Longitude: -122.55333

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Up Front
Mount Tamalpais Cemetery sign Animal protection sign and Jack deHare Modern Mausoleum
Older Section, South of Road
Older Section, North of Road
Page Second, Private Family Mausoleums
Page Third, Other Areas
Page Fourth, Behind the Scenes
William Lucas, N.P.C.R.R.
William Clayton Pickersgill, C.B.
Alfred W. Taliaferro, M.D.
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