Serving The Community Since 1852
Originally the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery was known as Hawkins Place. It began as a private family cemetery on Arculus Hawkins Ranch. The earliest burials were of six Native Americans who worked for him. This is the result of a typhoid epidemic in 1852, so there may have been other burials. Over time, family members and neighbors were placed there. Gold miners and travelers passing through the area were not always healthy, those who died were buried in the nearest place available while the rest of the family or friends journeyed on.
The Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery invites you to visit our beautiful grounds during our hours of operation. The cemetery is open every day of the year from around 8 am to dusk. Our staff is on site from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except on State and Federal holidays. The staff can help you with inquiries and grave site location of a loved one or friend.
Most people visiting our cemetery are coming to visit deceased loved ones. Please allow them their solitude and privacy.