Henry and Dorette Schuerman buried their little daughter, Clara, in 1893 on part of their farm. Before there was a 'Sedona', pioneer families followed suit, interring their loved ones at this scenic spot with a view of Cathedral Rock. The Schuerman family continues to have a say in who is buried in the small, simple cemetery. The Sedona Historical Society owns and maintains the cemetery.
Latitude: 34.826521 Longitude: -111.8157 Elevation: 3999 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
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 Represented1893 to present
ADA Accessibility Notes
Not considered ADA accessible.
Pet Friendly Notes
No animals, please.