Gold Dust Cemetery

Sierra County, Cemeteries of New Mexico

Photos by Sherry Hightower

Inscriptions recorded on Mar. 31, 1996 by the Sierra County Genealogical Society.
Submitted to Cemeteries of Texas by President, Sandi Evilsizer Koscak

Location: From I-25 take the Hillsboro turnoff to Hwy 152 west until you see a wide dirt road off to the right. Follow this road looking carefully to the left. You will see one iron fence surrounding a grave. This is the site of Gold Dust Cemetery.

History: The cemetery was founded in the early 1920's by John Hanson and remained in operation until the late 1940's. There is little left of the cemetery because of open range policies on the land in which it resides. Thirty-seven graves can be seen at the site, but are unmarked, and now only two graves can be identified, and those only by initials. Among these visible grave sites, some appear to be the burial place of children.

Last, First, Birth, Death, Comments
J-ET, no dates
J. W., no dates

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