Parkville Cemetery, a historic cemetery in Shasta County California. This is the official website contracted by the trusties of Parkville cemetery a non-profit group interested in preserving our history and heritage of the old west. Yesterday and today, this is the site for current events and historical data as well as burial list of Parkville Cemetergy. The website contains photos, historical data, poem, current events newsletter. Welcome.

The cemetery is owned and cared for by a board of trustees whose mission is the protection, preservation, and safe keeping of the final resting place of some of our most notable and brave pioneers. Burial sites available. Thank you for respecting this sacred space, we hope you enjoy your visit. More information available. Request a phone number contact.

Parkville Cemetery is located 8 miles East of Anderson California and 18 miles South East of Redding California. Form Redding head East approximately 10 miles on 44 to Millville Plains Road. Head south on Millville Road to Dersch. GO left on Dersch less than a mile and then turn right on Parkville Road. Cemetery is on the left about a half a mile. From Anderson, head East on Dersch for about 6 miles to Parkville Road. map included.

The cemetery is owned and cared for by a board of trustees whose mission is the protection, pres ervation and safe-keeping of the final resting place of some of our most notable and brave pioneers.

Welcome to the Historic Parkville Pioneer Cemetery

The village of Parkville was founded by Stephen Park in the 1850's beside Bear Creek, approximately four miles north of Balls Ferry. It was once a thriving community boasting a hotel, a branch of an early emigrant trail, and the Daingerfield Ferry that crossed the Sacramento River at Bear Creek. All that remains of the village today are the historic Parkville Ranch, the Harrington House on the Ponderosa Ridge Ranch (private property), Ezekiel Thatcher's Rock house and the historic Parkville School (on private property), and the Parkville Pioneer Cemetery ( also private property.) Much of the surrounding land remains almost as it was in the 1850's. The cemetery is one of the 100+ small private cemeteries in Shasta County. It is the final resting place of some of our early pioneers who settled in northern California. Many of these brave souls traveled across the country in the - 1800's to settle here. Some met their deaths at the hands of Indians, some died of cholera or malaria, or from ranching, railroad, mining or milling accidents. As you will see, some died as children and yet some lived to a ripe old age. The first burial here was Climena Klotz, buried here in 1864, who died in childbirth a t the age of 16. Her baby survived and had ten children herself.

As you walk through our shaded lanes you will see familiar family names such as Darrah (fish hatc hery, Darrah Springs) Dersch (Dersch homestead and road), Lack (Lack Creek) Thatcher (Thatch er Mill) William Jefferson Davis, a Pony Express Rider, and also Eliza M. Hartsough, the daughter of of Pvt. Alexander Hamilton Willard, a blacksmith, and a member of the Lewis & Clark expedition in 1804-1806.