Templeton Cemetery
Templeton, San Luis Obispo County, California

The Templeton Cemetery is located north of the community of Templeton in San Luis Obispo County, California It lies along Templeton Cemetery Road about 0.5 miles north of the intersection of Main Street and Theater Drive. [The latter is the frontage road on the west side of US Highway 101.] 

The Templeton Cemetery District was incorporated in 1938, but the Cemetery itself has been in use since the late 1870's. The earliest burial that has an existing headstone is 1877. There are two sections to the Cemetery ~ The Old Section and The Lawn Section. The Cemetery is maintained by a Board of Directors and Volunteers under the oversight of the Templeton Cemetery District.

A bit of the history of the Indexing done by the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society [SLOCGS].

"Some years ago Beulah Heidorn recorded the names from burial markers in the Cemetery"

22 March 1993, a team from SLOCGS repeated the process, using Beulah's records as a guide. The Cemetery Caretaker at that time [Bill Curley] was helpful in locating graves and records] An Index containing Names, Dates of Birth and Death [where noted] was created at that time.  

The SLOCGS Volunteers in 1993:

         Judith Chambers, Sylvia Anderson, Maxine Bickham, Joan Hayes, Denise King, Kathlyn Loper, Shirley Smith, Shirley Tharaldsen, & Cheryl Hoffman. 

In June of 2010 SLOCGS received permission from the Templeton Cemetery District to photograph and update the Index to the
Templeton Cemetery. We were also provided with an additional Index as well as Block and Plot Maps [Thank you Sandy!] 

Jan Caniguila, Shanda Grunkemeyer-Gibbs and Martha A Crosley Graham met in Templeton at the Cemetery in mid June to begin photographing the Cemetery. Due to the extreme heat of the Summer, Jan worked in the early mornings and completed the Old Section in a couple of weeks, Shanda and Martha shot the Lawn Section on the first meeting.

An Index that includes Section, Block and Plot data along with Notes is available at the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Library [Palm Street Public Library - Upstairs]

All of the photos and databases that are contained on this site and in linked directories are watermarked and are the property of SLOCGS [San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society, POB 4,Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County, California].

Site Updated: 31 October 2015

This Site belongs to the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society