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Virginia City, Madison County, Montana
Lat: 45° 17' 42"N, Lon: 111° 56' 53"W
T6S R1W Sec 22
Submitted Maggie Rail, Jul 05, 2004 [email@example.com].
Total records = 7.
Boothill Cemetery is north of town just a short ways. Take Jackson Street
from Hwy 287 drive north and you will come to the cemetery up on the hill.
This is the first cemetery for the town of Virginia City. It was used
for the burial of all those who first came to this area as well as those
who died with their boots on, so to speak. Some buried here died in
the flu epidemic of 1862, however many of those were later removed to
There is evidence of many unmarked graves. It is not known how many
are actually buried here. This is all that I was able to find names
for and each is displayed with a marker, which may or may not be over
the actual burial site.
I visited and read this cemetery in Aug 23, 2003, using my digital
- Maggie Rail
Dalton, Clara, d. Jan 1864, wife of & s/w William *
Dalton, William, d. Jan 1864, his wife was Clara *
Gallager, Jack, d. Jan 14, 1864, hanged
Helm, Boone, d. Jan 14, 1864, hanged
Lane, George, d. Jan 14, 1864, hanged "Club Footed George"
Lyons, Hayes, d. Jan 14, 1864, hanged
Parish, Frank, d. Jan 14, 1864, hanged
It is rumored that the Plummer gang of five were hanged by the vigilantes
and buried here alongside the Daltons, however I found no positive proof,
and there was no headstone.
* These Daltons are not related to the famed Dalton Gang.
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