Krestova Cemetery - Krestova, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 26.123 W 117° 35.304
11U E 457339 N 5476023
Quick Description: From Castlegar Hwy 3A, turn onto Hwy. 6 at Playmore Junction. Continue 2.3 km, turn left at Pass Creek Rd, cross bridge and turn right, follow Krestova Rd for 5 km., continue to junction at Gage Rd, go straight on Krestova Cemetery Road for 1.8 km.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/18/2013 8:26:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMHK5E
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 1

Long Description:
Krestova Cemetery was established in 1922 by the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood to serve the Krestova settlement. From 1932 onward, it was used mainly by Sons of Freedom living in Krestova.

Since 1975, it has been owned and maintained by the Krestova Doukhobor Community. It is still in active use today.

The cemetery is approximately twenty acres in size and is unenclosed. There is dense scrub, brush and trees throughout some portions of the cemetery.

The cemetery contains approximately 600 interments in two sections (1922-1983, 1984-present) comprised of multiple rows facing east-west.

Many of the graves (250) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. 96 are identified at this time.

This is a very typical Doukhobor Cemetery as with graves with markers they are typically plain slate, marble or concrete upright headstones or flat markers set flush to the ground.

There are several handcrafted grave markers. The cemetery for the most part is quite overgrown and finding some of the graves was impossible. There appears to be a back section that is not maintained as the weeds and bushes were waist high.

As with most Doukhobor Cemeteries, there is a centennial plaque commerating the Migration of the Doukhobors.
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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