The first burial at this location was in 1918 during the 'Spanish' flu epidemic. In 1928 Henry Cook homesteaded 160 acres including the graveyard. In 1930 he fenced off the cemetery and it has been in active use since that time. Burials are limited to those related to the early residents of Sedona or their descendants. Sedona Schnebly, the town's namesake, and her husband Theodore Carl and their daughter Pearl are buried here. The cemetery is now owned and maintained by the Sedona Historical Society.
Latitude: 34.861813 Longitude: -111.780831 Elevation: 4448 ft
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Interests and Areas of Expertise
Janeen is the Historian for the Sedona Historical Society and Sedona Heritage Museum. She is co-author of the book "Images of Sedona" and gives presentations in the community about local history.
Sedona and the Verde Valley are home to many of my favorite museums, unusual historic sites and archaeological treasures. Have you ever been to a Native American salt mine or a U.S. cavalry fort when they play 1880s rules baseball? I never tire of the 3-D model of the Jerome mine shafts and underground rail lines! A visit to the last remaining building from Sedona's 1940s western film set at the Sedona Heritage Museum is a of point of community pride.
A ghost tour, living history interpretations, annual old-fashioned BBQs and dutch oven dinners are always on my schedule. The people who are still around to create these and other "step-back-in-time" moments make the places even better. Recommend you listen to every local story-teller you meet.
Hours OpenDaylight hours.
Time Period Represented1918 to present.
ADA Accessibility Notes
Relatively flat with some gravel paths.
Pet Friendly Notes
No pets please.