Established during the height of the gold rush! Established during the height of the gold rush!
Still serving the local community! Still serving the local community!
Donations of time or money are always welcome! Donations of time or money are always welcome!
 
 

A Little Bit About Us


  • The Kelsey Cemetery was established during the height of the Gold Rush, about 1850. 
  • It is located at 6553 Kelsey Road in the community of Kelsey, California. 
  • The Kelsey Cemetery District (KCD) was established in 1938, and serves the communities of Kelsey, Spanish Flat and parts of Garden Valley.   

  • The Cemetery is still active and burial plots are available for sale. 
  • Tax support from District residences is minimal. 
  • Sale of burial rights and fees make up the remainder of the District budget. 
  • Donations of time or money are always welcome to enhance the care of the Cemetery.

 

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Green Burials

Kelsey is one of a few cemeteries in this area to allow green burials. A green burial allows families an option that does not require expensive and environmentally unwise embalming or expensive caskets. It is a purer return to the earth, and for some, may be a preferred alternative to cremation. As with all burials, a burial permit from the El Dorado County Health Department is still required for a green burial.

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Burial Rights

The price for burial rights is $444 for District residents or $744 for out-of-District residents. Part of this cost goes toward current District expenses, and a portion (currently $144) goes to an endowment fund for long-term care and maintenance of the grounds. Some restrictions apply for out-of-District resident burials.

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The Board

The KCD Board meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month except December at 2:00 PM at the old Kelsey Schoolhouse, 6440 Garden Valley Road. The Board is made up of five Trustees appointed by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors for five-year terms.