Dublin Pioneer Cemetery, Dublin

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About Dublin Pioneer Cemetery, Dublin

Many of Dublin’s pioneers were buried in the Dublin Pioneer Cemetery, which was established in 1859 with the burial of Tom Donlon. Tom Donlon fell to his death while helping construct Old St. Raymond’s Church. A walk along the path in the shade of giant oak and walnut trees takes visitors back in time. An easy history lesson can be obtained by reading the inscriptions on old tombstones and spending a few moments gleaning the facts from the family historical signs.

Step back in time as you stroll through the Dublin Pioneer Cemetery, reading the stories that the old tombstones tell. Located at the Dublin Heritage Park and Museum, the cemetery provides a glimpse at the history of Dublin’s early settlers. The Dublin Pioneer Cemetery is currently an active cemetery, however, there are no plots available for purchase.

The Dublin Pioneer Cemetery is located in Dublin, Alameda County, California. It contains the remains of many of the pioneer settlers who arrived in the area with the 1849 California Gold Rush. The cemetery was established in 1859 behind Old St. Raymond’s Church.

Tom Donlon fell to his death while he was working on the construction of the church, and was the first person interred after its formal dedication. There is an earlier headstone dated 1852.

In 1964 the cemetery was taken over by the Dublin Cemetery, Inc. Sometime after 1990, it was acquired by the City of Dublin. As of 2006, it contained 426 graves, and it remains an active cemetery. ~ Wikipedia


6600 Donlon Way, Dublin, CA 94568
Open Daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sundays by appointment