IOOF Cemetery in Sonora, CA

California Cemeteries, California Historic Places, IOOF

IOOF Cemetery Sonora 
115 West Lytton Street
Sonora, CA 95370


The IOOF Cemetery in Sonora is one of the countyʼs oldest, most historic cemeteries, and is the final resting place of many of the communityʼs founding members and honored veterans. The IOOF mission is to visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the orphan. Early Odd Fellows took burying the dead very seriously, and most lodges purchased cemeteries as soon as a town was formed. 

Our cemetery was established in 1856. It is a non endowment cemetery, and receives no funding or maintenance other than what the Sonora lodge members.

            2nd Annual Living History Tour 
            September 16, 2017 
              Historic Sonora IOOF Cemetery 
            Tours at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Watch history come alive at the Living History Tour! Costumed guides will give tours of the cemetery, highlighting some of the most interesting citizens and facts about the cemetery.  Along the way, costumed actors will tell the stories of selected citizens in character--in some cases as the citizen, but other times as the spouse, friend, or neighbor of the deceased. 

Tours are capped at 20 people. Reserve today!

Tickets available online at: or via phone reservations at (209) 536-8939. Payment due within 10 days of phone reservation.

All profits will be used for the maintenance & preservation of our non-endowment cemetery.

IOOF Cemetery Newsletter

The IOOF Cemetery Committee sends out a quarterly news letter. The newsletter includes upcoming events, cemetery trivia and the biography of someone buried in our cemetery.  Our stories from the grave open a small window into the past and help us keep memories alive.  

Click here to read our most current newsletter!

Newsletter June 2017

Upcoming Events in September 2017

  • Community Clean-up Day at the IOOF Cemetery in Sonora in September 9th

  • Living History Tour at the IOOF Cemetery in Sonora in September 16th 

Click on the Calendar for more information

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