The mailing address for the Historic Yorba Cemetery is:
Historic Yorba Cemetery c/o George Key Ranch Historical Park 625 W. Bastanchury Rd. Placentia, CA. 92870
Yorba Cemetery Tours: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., first Saturday of each month, except May.
Tour dates may be scheduled by reservation. Please call (714) 973-3190 for more information.
Located in the neighborhood Woodgate Park, the Yorba Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Orange County. The cemetery was established on land originally part of Bernardo Yorba’s 13,000 acre Rancho Cañon de Santa Ana, the Canyon of Saint Anne, granted to him in 1834. After his death in 1858, Bernardo’s will deeded property to the Catholic Church containing the San Antonio Chapel and the cemetery. Residents of the Santa Ana Canyon, many of them descendants of pioneering rancho-era families, were buried at this cemetery from 1860 till the cemetery’s closure in 1939. Today, the Yorba Cemetery is a historical site operated by Orange County Parks.
The cemetery is opened to the public on the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Starting Sunday, March 13, the spring-summer hours for regional parks are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. That includes Carbon Canyon, Clark, Craig, Laguna Niguel, Mason, Mile Square and Yorba regional parks. Irvine Regional Park opens at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m. Wilderness parks are open at 7 a.m. and close at sunset year round.
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