The Nevada County Board of Historic Monuments is pleased to announce that the Nevada County Oversight Board has designated St. Paul’s Cemetery and Church as a Historic Landmark on December 15, 2020.
Nevada County has many interesting and historic cemeteries within its boundaries. The German Lutheran community of St. Paul was instrumental in the founding and development of the Chicago Park area. The St. Paul’s Church building was opened in 1904 but, unfortunately, was destroyed by fire in 1971. However, the cemetery is still in use and contains the graves of many Chicago Park pioneer families, including the Bierwagon family. .
This cemetery is located on Route 174 in Chicago Park, next to the Chicago Park Fire Station. The Commission recommends this as a family outing where social distancing can be easily practiced.
For more on this and other Nevada County landmarks, check out the Commission’s interactive map, which you can find on its website at http://www.nevadacountylandmarks.com, or his ebook, “Exploring Nevada County”, available on ibooks or Amazon.
The purpose of the Nevada County Historic Monuments Board is to promote the general welfare of the County of Nevada and its citizens through the official recognition, registration, marking, preservation and promotion of the county’s historic resources. from Nevada.