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SH 83/SH 86  -  Franktown, CO  80116

LONGITUDE: 39.39166     LATITUDE: 104.75144

HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

The cemetery was established in June 1870 and is one of the oldest, continuously used, in Colorado. It has a number of historic headstones, using a variety of materials and styles including several Woodsmen monuments.

WHO IS BURIED THERE

James "Frank" Gardner, founder of Franktown and named after him. Positions he was appointed to, or elected to, include State Senator, Territorial Legislator, Representative, and Postmaster of Franktown and Castle Rock, Colorado. He was also instrumental in organizing the Colorado 3rd Calvary Regiment and was their Sgt. 

Acknowledgement: Smoky Hill Trail Chapter NSDAR installed a 20' solar lit flag pole in the cemetery. Also a plaque which reads Donated by Smoky Hill Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution May 19, 2018

Form submitted by Smoky Hill Chapter NSDAR May 24, 2017  -  entered August 14, 2018 by Peggy V

 
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