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Old Catholic Cemetery - abandoned
(Santa Barbara County)
Brown Rd. on way to Point Sal, 1/4 mile from Highway 1, 1/4 mile south of Guadalupe Cemetery
Guadalupe, California
This abandoned Catholic cemetery contains the graves of some of the first settlers, early ranchers, in Guadalupe. Most of those buried are still there, although there are only a few gravestones left. The cemetery is surrounded by a barbed wire fence and covered by high weeds, tree-like bushes, and nettles making it impossible to get onto the site. Cattle were grazed there in former years, so the remaining tombstones are broken and moved about. The interment list has been donated to us by Shirley Contreras of Santa Maria Historical Society.