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"Austere Historic Beauty"

Hauntingly beautiful in its simplicity and austerity, the Historic Yorba Cemetery maintains a watchful eye over the valley that was once home to the famed rancher, Bernardo Yorba. The cemetery is one of the oldest in Orange County, and is a veritable, albeit lesser known, piece of American history. Although originally a part of the Canyon of Saint Anne, granted to Bernardo Yorba in 1834, the cemetery was only established in 1858 when this piece of land, along with the San Antonio Chapel, was bequeathed to the Catholic church upon Yorba's death. Before the cemetery was closed for burials in 1939, the remains of Bernando Yorba himself and several members of his family were moved here in 1928, and a memorial was erected in their honor. Apart from the ancestors of those who are buried here, the Historic Yorba Cemetery continues to draw in visitors who seek to learn more about, and pay their respects to those who contributed so much to the history of Orange County. Tours of the cemetery are organized by the OC Parks Department on the first Saturday of every month. Be sure to contact the relevant department before planning your visit.
6749 Parkwood Court, Woodgate Park, Yorba Linda, CA, United States, 92886
"Austere Historic Beauty"
Hauntingly beautiful in its simplicity and austerity, the Historic Yorba Cemetery maintains a watchful eye over the valley that was once home to the famed rancher, Bernardo Yorba. The cemetery is one of the oldest in Orange County, and is a veritable, albeit lesser known, piece of American history. Although originally a part of the Canyon of Saint Anne, granted to Bernardo Yorba in 1834, the cemetery was only established in 1858 when this piece of land, along with the San Antonio Chapel, was bequeathed to the Catholic church upon Yorba's death. Before the cemetery was closed for burials in 1939, the remains of Bernando Yorba himself and several members of his family were moved here in 1928, and a memorial was erected in their honor. Apart from the ancestors of those who are buried here, the Historic Yorba Cemetery continues to draw in visitors who seek to learn more about, and pay their respects to those who contributed so much to the history of Orange County. Tours of the cemetery are organized by the OC Parks Department on the first Saturday of every month. Be sure to contact the relevant department before planning your visit.
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