There were numerous early 1850-1905 burials, but unfortunately they were rarely documented, as cemetery recording was not required until after 1905. Family members simply came and buried their loved ones in Dalton's American Graveyard before the cemetery was formally organized in 1920. Sadly, we will never know about these burials without finding primary evidence found in family journals, Bibles, court documents, correspondences, newspaper articles, etc. To solve these unkown burials, if you have any evidence leading to fact, we would love to hear from you.
To help you locate graves, click here for a printable Map of Savannah. The Block (Section) and Lot numbers can be found in listings on www. findagrave.com. Please note, if the listing on find-a-grave was created by someone other than the El Monte Cemetery Association, then the burial location may not necessarily be included.
There is a pedestrian gate open daily, located next to the maintenance shed on Valley Boulevard. The cemetery does not have staff on location, so if you have any questions before your visit, please call (626) 287-4838 and leave a message, or email us at , and we will get back with you as soon as possible.
All of our documented burials are listed on FindAGrave