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Flowing Well Memorial Cemetery
Imperial County, California

Contributed by Steve Paul Johnson [steve@cleardigitalmedia.com] and Stacy Vellas [stasia6@earthlink.net] on November 19, 2000.

Flowing Well originally was a stop along the Southern Pacific railway, during the late 1800s. In those days, the steam locomotives needed to stop about every 20 miles to reload with water. These days, the diesel engines just drive on by. Visit "Flowing Well Cemetery" for information about the stop.

A memorial had been placed at the actual site of Flowing Well. But over the years, several flash floods had wreaked damage to the marker. In recent years, the marker was relocated about 0.7 miles north of the site, near a small cemetery, other than the actual Flowing Well Cemetery.

This cemetery is often referred to as "Campo Santo", which is spanish for "Holy Ground". Person's buried here are likely those from Flowing Well and another old town known as "Old Beach".

The cemetery lies about 5 miles south west of downtown Niland. Get to the intersection of Nider Road and Flowing Wells Road. The Memorial marker is about 0.2 miles south along Nider Road. View Map

 

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