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Carbonate Cemetery
Carbonate, Lawrence County, South Dakota

Lat: 44° 24' 00"N, Lon: 103° 52' 05"W

Contributed by Nicole Shiffrar, Apr 03, 2007, last edited Apr 08, 2007 [robb22@msn.com]. Total records = 11.

From Spearfish SD take Spearfish Canyon Highway (US Hwy 14 Alt) south for about 10 miles, turn left or east onto a dirt road at Squaw Creek which is the old Carbonate Road, just north of Maurice and continue for about 1.5 miles to the historic mining town of Carbonate.

This is located in the Black Hills National Forest between Maurice and Maitland, which is on a hill between Deadwood & Spearfish, SD. Travel to the cemetery can only be done with off road vehicles now and one needs permission to enter the area.

This is the burial site used by the Carbonate mining camp when it was active in the late 1800s. The headstones are all but gone from age, or the graves have been vandalized by grave robbers since that time. A group of us are working very hard to get this cemetery preserved. May they rest in peace.

An excerpt from a book written by Mildred Fielder, that can be found in the South Dakota Historical Collections, can be read here.

I visited this cemetery in the summer of 2006.

- Nicole Shiffrar

Brady, Frank, no dates
Brady, Young boy, no dates
Bryant, Baby, no dates
Bryant, Melody, no dates
Forrest, Kittie, no dates, d/o Ike & D.E.
Ingram, Lovey, no dates, grave with headboard
Lewis, Randall, d. 1890, age: 1yr 6mo
Linkenfelter, Bessie, no dates, grave with headboard
Ringley, James (Jay) DeLos, b. 1883, d. Feb 1888, s/o William Jacob and Rhoda Ann
Ritter, Joseph Nathaniel, b. 1845, d. 1893
Tripp, John, b. 1835, d. Feb 8, 1888

 

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