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Cemetery Administration

Cemetery Administration

The County of El Dorado oversees the maintenance and operation of 19 cemeteries. However, there are more than 100 cemeteries and burial sites in the County. Most are old pioneer cemeteries, and interments have not been performed in these cemeteries in many decades. In addition to the County-operated cemeteries, there are several private, fraternal, and religious cemeteries, and two cemeteries organized as Special Districts: Happy Homestead in South Lake Tahoe and the Kelsey Cemetery on the West Slope. (Click on Cemetery Menu, above, for more information on these cemeteries.)

Plot sales are offered at some County-operated cemeteries. They include Georgetown Pioneer/Renke Annex, Georgia Slide, Pilot Hill, and Placerville Union. The Renke Annex also has niches, including a set of niches reserved for military veterans. Niches and crypts are also available at Placerville Union. (Click on Cemetery Menu, then County-Operated Cemeteries, for a brief synopsis of each of the cemeteries overseen by the County.)

Historical and genealogical information on individuals buried in El Dorado County is available from the El Dorado County Historical Museum .

**Public Notice** 8/7/2020

Meetings of the County-wide Cemetery Advisory Committee are canceled until further notice. Thank you for your understanding while we work to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19.

**Public Notice**

Staff in the El Dorado County Cemetery Administration office are working through the COVID-19 pandemic.  Most cemetery-related needs can be handled over the phone; please call to make an appointment before coming in to the office.

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