In 1856 the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Sonora Lodge #10 established the Odd Fellows Cemetery at 115 W. Lytton Street, Sonora, CA. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in Tuolumne County and is the final resting place of many of the county founders. This historic cemetery is a not for profit, non-endowment cemetery which relies solely upon its Lodge members for all the care and upkeep of the site. IOOF Sonora is a benevolent organization that provides services and supports to our community's youth and elderly and maintains the historical cemetery. Because the membership is small and the lodge has limited financial resources, maintenance at the cemetery has been very limited and focuses mostly on weed removal to prevent the plots from becoming overgrown. A Go Fund Me has been opened to provide enhanced care of the cemetery, including repairs to existing burial plots, cleaning and preservation, and efforts to ensure the final resting place of these individuals is never neglected.
Your donation can be accepted directly on our website or through the Go Fund Me linked here: