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Old No. 2 Cemetery, Baca County, Colorado

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Cemetery: Old No. 2 Cemetery

Other:

Sign: No

Street: Junction of Rt. 7 and 17 south of Pritchett

City: Pritchett

Township: Pritchett

County: Baca

State: Colorado

Nation: United States

Zip: 81064

lat_ns: N

lat_h:

lat_mmss: 37.30842

long_ew: W

long_h:

long_mmss: 102.76562

Status: Abandoned

Size: Small

Directions: South from Pritchett on Route 13, then east on Route 7 to junction with Route 17, cemetery is 1/4 to 1/2 mile east in pasture

Type: Road-public

Location: Rural

Terrain: Level

Watersource: No

Features: sagebrush and tall grass

Property: Private

Access: Inaccessible

Enclosure: Fence-Broken

Gate: None

Established: est. 1915

Gravestones: 10 visible, we know there are more

Oldest: 1915

Newest: 1983

Removed: Unknown

Relocated: Unsure

Repairs: No

Methods:

Restoration: Yes

Association: Unsure

Records: Unsure

Inventory: Unsure

Availability:

Landscaping: No

Paths: No

Trees: No

Crypts: No

Fencing: No

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: Yes

Granite: Yes

Marble: Yes

Native:

Slate:

Others:

Wood:

Materials:

Architectural:

Angels:

Draperies:

Fraternal:

Hands:

Lambs:

Monograms:

Plants: Yes

Photos:

Religious:

Scrollwork:

Urns:

Carvings:

Condition: Cemetery neglected

Unmarked: Unsure

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Unsure

Weather: Unknown

Pollution: No

Vandalized: Yes

Report: No

VA1: Gravestones-Overturned

VA2:

VA3:

VA4:

VA5:

Overgrowth:

Overgrowth1: Problem-Access

Overgrowth2:

Overgrowth3:

Overgrowth4:

GroundCover: Yes

Moss:

Vines:

Drainage: Good

Problem1:

Problem2: Apathy

Owner: Cemetery

Use: Agricultural

Bordering: Agricultural

Change: Same

Reason:

Visited: Unknown

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Unknown

Surnames: Aubrey, Cummings, Huff, Miller, Pearce (reported by Leon Barton from visible stones - we know that there are Swanners there too but no photo evidence)

Other_Information: A recently-found grandmother is here and Leon Barton has photographed the site - it is desolate and with only 10 visible graves, buried in a cow pasture (he thinks cows knocked over the stones), no road leading to it. 

Contacted: We are talking to Maltbie Funeral Home about helping set stones back up and asked the Baca County offices for information on the location of the cremetery - they sent locale Section 36, Township 31, Range 48

Support:

Name: Barbara Pearce

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