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Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado
Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, CO
GPS: 40.008616, -105.283114
1201 9th St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Published: April 4, 2020
Total records: 6,758
Columbia Cemetery is owned by the City of Boulder.
Founded in 1870 by Columbia Masonic Lodge No. 14, it is Boulder’s oldest cemetery. The more than 3,000 grave markers represent a variety of styles, materials and degrees of craftsmanship that in many cases reflect the socioeconomic status of those commemorated. Since 1965, the cemetery has been owned by the City of Boulder, and it is administered as a part of the Parks and Recreation Department.
Columbia Cemetery (also known as “Pioneer,” “Park,” “Masonic,” “Old,” “Boulder,” and “City” Cemetery) is located west of Ninth Street between Pleasant Street and College Avenue in Boulder, Colorado. Columbia Lodge #14 A.F. & A.M. (“Ancient Free and Accepted Masons”), which had organized in Ward, Colorado on January 3, 1867, determined that there was a need for a cemetery in Boulder.
After moving to Boulder in 1869, the Lodge purchased the ten-acre tract of land for $200 from one of their members, Marinus G. Smith, and his wife, Anna, on April 28, 1870. Several weeks later, Columbia Cemetery had its first burial—Anna Eggleston, who died on May 16, 1870. In December of 1870, the Masons sold one-fourth of the cemetery (all of Section A; Section E, Lots 1-9, 87-102; Section F, Lots 1-8, 29-37) to Boulder Lodge #9 Independent Order of Odd Fellows (chartered July 10, 1869.)
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