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Boothill Cemetery
Virginia City, Madison County, Montana

Lat: 45° 17' 42"N, Lon: 111° 56' 53"W
T6S R1W Sec 22

Submitted Maggie Rail, Jul 05, 2004 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 7.

Boothill Cemetery is north of town just a short ways. Take Jackson Street from Hwy 287 drive north and you will come to the cemetery up on the hill.

This is the first cemetery for the town of Virginia City. It was used for the burial of all those who first came to this area as well as those who died with their boots on, so to speak. Some buried here died in the flu epidemic of 1862, however many of those were later removed to another cemetery.

There is evidence of many unmarked graves. It is not known how many are actually buried here. This is all that I was able to find names for and each is displayed with a marker, which may or may not be over the actual burial site.

I visited and read this cemetery in Aug 23, 2003, using my digital camera.

- Maggie Rail

Dalton, Clara, d. Jan 1864, wife of & s/w William *
Dalton, William, d. Jan 1864, his wife was Clara *
Gallager, Jack, d. Jan 14, 1864, hanged
Helm, Boone, d. Jan 14, 1864, hanged
Lane, George, d. Jan 14, 1864, hanged "Club Footed George"
Lyons, Hayes, d. Jan 14, 1864, hanged
Parish, Frank, d. Jan 14, 1864, hanged

Misc:
It is rumored that the Plummer gang of five were hanged by the vigilantes and buried here alongside the Daltons, however I found no positive proof, and there was no headstone.
* These Daltons are not related to the famed Dalton Gang.

 

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