Crystal Creek Cemetery with twenty nine graves is located on private land about two and a half miles north of Etna, on the north side of Hwy 3. It is enclosed with white fence posts and pagewire around to keep animals out and a gate. It is in bad shape and over grown. One stone is broke in half and three are very hard to read. The Native Sons of the Golden West erected one big stone with names on it. Only four other stones remain in place.. Peggy Whipple did count 15 wooden markers, not all in place, no writing on them and most broken, all the same size.
|Brooks, Rev. J. A.||Feb 28, 1857||Age 27Y. Perished on the Salmon Mountains. "The
mountain, Preacher's Peak, was named after J. A. Brooks who perished
there during a snowstorm. Brooks, whose home was on the
Klamath River, in Klamath county had been visiting friends in Trinity
County and was returning home alone in December via Swift Creek and Big
Flat. He was never seen again after starting up Swift Creek trail. A
heavy snow storm prevented his friends from searching for him. In the
spring they went over the trail hoping to find his body, but only his
watch and a few bones were found on the mountain."
From: "The Siskiyou Pioneer" by Siskiyou County Historical Society publication 1969, page 61.
|Green, Horace||*Sep 29, 1828||Jun 9, 1856||* Age 27Y 8M 11D|
|Smith, Mrs. Ezra|
|Davidson, Mrs. Mary|
|Phipps, William Jr.|
|Heard, Johnny||Apr 9, 1856||Oct 22, 1856||Son of Elijah and Sarah Heard|
|White, Thomas N.||*Nov 19, 1859||6 Nov 1863||* Age 3Y 11M 18D|
|White, Charlotte||??? 17, 1877||Age 7Y 5M 14D|
|White, George W.||*Nov 3, 1869||Jul 21, 1870||* Age 8M 18D|
|Unknown||6 Unknowns buried here|
Special Thanks to Peggy Whipple of the Scott Valley Genealogical Group for indexing this cemetery and for permission to use these photographs.
Another view of Crystal Creek Cemetery
Copyright August 1, 2000
Siskiyou Cemeteries Online
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