Bear Cañon Cemetery - Sedalia, Colorado
Posted by: Big B Bob
Assisted by: boB B giB
N 39° 22.084 W 104° 57.628
13S E 503405 N 4357623
Quick Description: A vintage country church and cemetery in rural Colorado.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/19/2009 9:41:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM7XQ3
Created From: St. Philip In The Field Episcopal Church - Sedalia, Colorado
- posted by boB B giB
From the Colorado Tombstone Project:
A center for community as well as religious activities, St. Phillip's has stood high on a ridge in Bear Canyon since April of 1872. Before the church was built, there was a small log building that was used as a school and meeting area. Around 1869, discussions began for planning and construction of a church to serve the families of the area. The building was constructed by volunteer labor between February 22 and April 26, 1872. The church was nondenominational, and Methodist Circuit Riders came to hold services, and other ministers preached there as well. The Episcopal Church acquired the property in 1887, and an effort was made to complete the building. The sanctuary was completed and sealed, an altar was built, and a communion rail added. At that time, the sacristy and vestibule were also built. The church was consecrated on November 5, 1889, giving it the name St. Philip in the Field. A parish center was completed in 1970. The building has remained very much the same as it was in 1889, and the building was restored and dedicated in 2002 with a new roof, new siding, and a new foundation. Bear Cañon Cemetery can be found here as well.
Bear Cañon Cemetery is located near the Colorado town of Sedalia in Douglas County. Currently, there are about 1,650 graves in the cemetery.
City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed
Approximate number of graves: Not listed
Cemetery Status: Not listed
Cemetery Website: Not listed
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