About The Cemetery
“On a serene hillside road nestled in a charming residential area of old summer cottages and new construction, a white picket fence surrounds the Hacienda Cemetery in New Almaden. Located on the east bank of the Arroyo de Los Alamitos Creek, it provides the final resting place of the New Almaden Quicksilver miners and their families who lived in the hills northeast of the cemetery in Cornish and Spanish Towns from the early 1850s to the 1920s.”
– Jeanne Lewis, Almaden Times Weekly
In 1974, California Pioneers of Santa Clara County member Gene Vennum donated the Hacienda Cemetery to our organization. The Pioneers, with the help of a Boy scout or two, have since been its caretaker. Visitors with permission may enter the cemetery to search for the final resting place of Bert Barrett’s arm.