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Steamboat Springs Cemetery
Steamboat Springs, Routt County, Colorado

GPS: 40.49725,-106.84930

1500 Cemetery Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Published: October 15, 2019
Total records: 2,001

Steamboat Springs Cemetery is owned by the County of Routt, and administered through the Steamboat Springs Cemetery District.

Driving Directions

Located on the northwest edge of Steamboat Springs, Co on the north side of US Highway 40. There is a small sign which is best seen driving westbound. The cemetery is on the hilltop.

Cemetery History

Steamboat Springs Cemetery was established in 1882. Before then, people were buried on Dream Island, the exact location on Dream Island is unknown. Dream Island currently supports a mobile home park on Dream Island Plaza Rd.

The first burial at Dream Island took place in the late 1870s, that of Johnny Tow, a trapper in Routt County. Pony Whitmore became the second burial, several years later, being laid next to Johnny Tow.

In the late 1890s, several graves from Dream Island Cemetery were moved to the new Steamboat Springs Cemetery. In the Steamboat Pilot dated Nov. 29, 1911, an article was published entitled "Pioneer Graves." In part it reads..

"Next year Steamboat will have a meeting of the pioneers. At that time steps should be taken to mark the burial places of Johnny (Towell), the first merchant of Routt County, and Pony Whitmore, the pioneer prospector. Both are buried on the island below town, but there is no mark of any kind."

Cemetery Records

Records below come from a spreadsheet published by Eagle Valley Library District. There's no indication where the information in this spreadsheet came from, or when it was compiled. Considering it contains the grave locations of each burial, it likely came from the Steamboat Springs Cemetery District. Dates of death in these records span from 1882 to 2012...

Surname Index:

Veteran Burials

The PDF linked below was initially created on December 1, 2007, and then updated again on January 13, 2016. It's not known who created this PDF document, it found on the Steamboat Springs Library website...

pdf Veterans Buried in Steamboat Springs Cemetery, (24 KB)

Woodmen of the World Burials

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