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Fort Churchill Cemetery
Silver Springs, Lyon County, Nevada

Fort Churchill State Historic Park
1000 US Hwy 95A
Silver Springs, NV 89429
Tel: 775-577-2345

Lat: 39° 17' 44"N, Lon: 119° 16' 00"W
T17N R24E Sec 35

Contributed by Fred Kemmerle, Sep 08, 2006 [fwk12000@yahoo.com]. Total records = 8.

To reach the cemetery from Silver Springs, drive south on Hwy 95A for 8 miles. Turn right onto Churchill Road and continue to Fort Churchill Park. The cemetery will be on the north side of the road after you turn into the park, north of the museum.

Fort Churchill was established in 1861 but was abandoned in 1869. In 1869, the land and buildings were sold in a auction to Samuel Buckland for $750. In 1884, the remains of 44 soldiers buried in the post cemetery were moved to Carson City. The remaining graves are those of the Buckland family.

Fort Churchill has been a Nevada state park since 1957. The cemetery, which hasn't been used since 1884, is in good condition.

This is a complete list from all existing and legible headstones which I visited in Sep 2006.

- Fred Kemmerle

Buckland, Ann, no dates, (infant)
Buckland, Charles Adelbert, no dates, aged 8y, 8m, 4d, s/o E.A. & S.S. Buckland
Buckland, Eliza Ann Prentice, d. 3 Jan 1884, aged 43y, 4m, 2d, w/o S.S. Buckland
Buckland, Eliza, no dates, aged 2 days
Buckland, Samuel Sanford, d. 28 Dec 1884, aged 58y, 3m, 15d
Buckland, Samuel Theodore, no dates, aged 2y, 9m, 2d, s/o E.A. & S.S. Buckland
Buckland, Sanford William, d. 1 Feb 1865, aged 1y, 8m, s/o E.A. & S.S. Buckland
Burrier, Daniel, d. 20 Jul 1876, aged 35 yrs

 

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