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Hillside Cemetery

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1873. .5 mile northeast of Silverton off Colorado 110

A “Dead End” sign leads to Silverton's only cemetery. On a hill overlooking the town, this burial ground invaded by aspen and wildflowers contains stone markers commemorating in various languages the short and dangerous lives of mining town residents. The Story of Hillside Cemetery, 1873–1988 (San Juan County Historical Society, 1989) contains biographical sketches of nearly all the 1,100 people buried here.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Hillside Cemetery", [Silverton, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 566-566.

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