Located a few hundred yards up Stagecoach Way, above the Old Toll House, the Rough and Ready Cemetery has many weatherworn headstones dating back to the Gold Rush era.
The oldest one marks the grave of a 23-month-old infant girl, Susan Isabel Buffington, who died in 1855. As shown on the headstone, her parents were A.C. and Amanda Buffington, two of the town's earliest settlers. Other graves include those of town pioneers John and Julia Fippin and other members of the Fippin family.
In May 2019, the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission announced the cemetery had been designated the County's newest historical landmark.
For more information about internment in the Rough and Ready Cemetery, please contact the at 530-265-3461.
To locate a grave in the Rough and Ready Cemetery, visit
PHOTO ABOVE: Susan Isabel Buffington Headstone.
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