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CEMETERY
Black Diamond's Historic Cemetery is located at 24431 Morgan Street.

The city-owned Black Diamond Cemetery, founded in 1884, sits on Cemetery Hill Road, hidden by a row of trees and marked by a wooden sign erected by local Scouts.

The cemetery has more than 1,200 graves, giving visitors a sense of the cultural diversity and tragedy that existed in Black Diamond when coal mining was at its peak. Tombstones mark graves of residents who came from Wales, Italy, Australia, Russia, Germany and many other countries.

Mayor Howard Botts says a Civil War veteran is buried there, as are many children who died in the early 1900s in epidemics of small pox and the flu. At least half a dozen graves mark those of mine workers who died in explosions in 1902, 1910 and 1915.

The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in April 2000.
(Atricle by Dana Blozis SE Living -2007)

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

 
GENERAL INFORMATION AND RATES

Cemetery Bylaws prepared and approved by Cemetery Board Members on 2/16/16. Bylaws are now referred to City Council for review and approval for adoption.

Cemetery Work Party! Do you want to help preserve and protect our Balck Diamond cultural heritage? Come join the Cemetery Board from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14th to spruce up the cemetery before Memorial Day. The work will focus on raking, trimming, edging, weeding, picking up debris and cleaning. Bring gloves, tools and ENERGY! For additional information, please contact Don Mason, dmlmason@comcast.net.

 

Plots and niches are available to purchase through Black Diamond City Hall. Not all sections of the cemetery are available for burials. Please contact City Hall to schedule a meeting to discuss plot or niche availability.

Please see the fee schedule for rates and prices.

 
Please joint the Black Diamond/Maple Valley VFW Post 5050 at 10:30 a.m. on Memorial day for a Memorial Service for our Veterans at the Black Diamond Cemetery.
 

DOCUMENTS

Cemetery Map

Alphabetical Burial Index

Ordinance No. 13-999 - Relating to the establishment and administration of Public Cemeteries; repealing and re-enacting Chapter 12.12 BDMC to re-establish a Cemetery Board and to conform this Chapter to applicable State law; providing for vested rights and right of descent and survivorship; providing for transfer of ownership

 

     
CEMETERY BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS   CEMETERY BOARD MEETING MATERIAL (Agenda and Material)
BOARD POSITION NAME TERM
1
Gomer Evans
2014-2017
2
Vicki Harp
2014-2017
3
Howard Botts
2015-2018
4
Don Mason
2016-2019
5
Dee Israel
2013-2016
 
DATE PACKET MATERIAL (Includes Agenda)
 
2016
 
May 17, 2016
 


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