Otero County Colorado Cemeteries

This page contains links to Cemeteries in Otero County Colorado including burial listings and photos of headstones in the rural cemeteries.

Bent's Old Fort Cemetery

This cemetery is located seven miles northwest of La Junta at the Old Fort Bent historic site. This historic cemetery has 12 unmarked graves and one marked grave dated 1865.

Bloom Cemetery

This historic cemetery is twelve miles southwest of Timpas, just south of U.S. Hwy 350 at an area called Bloom.

Calvary Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery is to the south of Fairview Cemetery on the west edge of La Junta. It is also known as Spanish Calvary and Mexican Cemetery and is the local Catholic cemetery. This listing of burials is from the city records and was transcribed by De and Jay Bond in 2002.

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East Holbrook Mennonite Church Cemetery

Also known as Cheraw Cemetery. East Holbrook Mennonite Cemetery is 2 miles east of Cheraw on Road JJ.5 (Grand Ave) then 1/4 mile north on Road 33 behind to the East Holbrook Mennonite Church on the west side of the road. This burial list was surveyed by De and Jay Bond in April 2002. There are at least 21 unknown burials in this cemetery denoted by a marker of some sort. Information in italics is not part of the reading.

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Fairview Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery (AKA Riverview Cemetery) is located on the west edge of La Junta off Highway 50 and is the main cemetery for La Junta. It is also known as La Junta Cemetery and is adjacent to Calvary Cemetery. Fairview has been in use since the 1870s.

This listing of burials is from a survey performed by De and Jay Bond during 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. The cemetery survey has been supplemented with the records of the cemetery to create a complete listing of all known burials in this cemetery. Information in italics is either from the city records or contains notes about the headstone. The "Block" column lists the location as Block-Lot-Space.

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Fowler Cemetery

One half mile east of Fowler, on the north side of Highway 50.

Higbee Cemetery

Higbee Cemetery is located one mile south of the town of Higbee in the Nine Mile Valley south of La Junta. The earliest burial is dated 1898-1899 and the cemetery is still used today. This listing of burials in Higbee Cemetery is complete based on a reading in September 2001. There are approximately 52 burials in this cemetery that are denoted by a metal marker with the names and dates missing, worn beyond recognition sandstone markers, or stones outlining a burial plot. The survey and transcription were performed by De and Jay Bond.

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Hillcrest Cemetery

Located east of Rocky Ford. Hillcrest and Valley View Cemeteries are both in the same location outside of the town of Rocky Ford. Valley View is the east part of the cemetery and Hillcrest is the west. To reach these cemeteries from Rocky Ford, travel east 1 mile on Highway 50 to County Road 20.50. Turn south for 3/10 mile to County Road EE and turn right 1/2 mile to County Road 20. The cemetery entrance is on the left.

A burial survey is available online at the USGenWeb Archives Tombstone Project.

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Holbrook Cemetery

The Holbrook Cheraw Cemetery, also known as Center Cemetery and Cheraw Cemetery, is 6 miles north of La Junta on Highway 109, then mile west on Highway 266 on the south side of the road. This cemetery is on private land and is privately maintained. This burial list was surveyed by De and Jay Bond in April 2002. Information in italics is from another source.

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Martinez Cemetery

Martinez Cemetery is in the Nine Mile Valley near Higbee on private property and is also known as Old Higbee Cemetery. This quaint graveyard has some very nicely carved sandstone headstones, but many of them have been badly damaged over the years. There are at least 30 burials in this cemetery, but only 10 of them are readable. Martinez Cemetery is no longer in use. This cemetery was surveyed, transcribed and photographed by De and Jay Bond in January 2003.

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Mount View Cemetery

Mount View Cemetery, also known as Manzanola Cemetery Mountain View Cemetery, is outside of the town of Manzanola. To get to the cemetery, go west on Highway 50 from Manzanola about a half mile, then south on County Road 11 about 2 miles. The cemetery is on the west side of the road and is owned by the town of Manzanola.

A burial survey is available online at the USGenWeb Archives Tombstone Project.

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Ormega Cemetery

Ormega Cemetery, also known as Otero County Cemetery and Hormiga Cemetery, is a small dry-land cemetery a mile and a half southwest of La Junta at the junction of Highway 350 and County Road Z. This little cemetery has been very neglected over the years, and the records have been lost or misplaced. There are 9 burials with the name still readable, 1 with only dates and no name, and 182 burials marked by either a white cross, temporary marker or both. There are probably several other unmarked burials. This burial list was performed and transcribed by De and Jay Bond in December 2002.

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San Jose Cemetery

San Jose Cemetery is in the Nine Mile Valley near Higbee on private property. This cemetery was used from the early 1900s until the early 1960s. There are at least 50 burials denoted by a headstone or metal marker which are unreadable. This cemetery was surveyed, transcribed and photographed by De and Jay Bond in January 2003.

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St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery

St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery is located behind the historic location of St. Paul's Lutheran Church near Bent's Fort on Highway 194, about six miles east of La Junta. The cemetery is now on private land, and contains two known burials and one unknown. There are probably several other unmarked burials in the cemetery. This burial list was performed and transcribed by De and Jay Bond in December 2002.

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Timpas Cemetery

The Timpas Cemetery is a very quaint dry prairie cemetery near the town of Timpas. From La Junta, drive southwest on Highway 350 sixteen miles to the town of Timpas, then south on D Avenue one mile. The cemetery is on top of the hill on the left side of the road. According to locals no burial records were maintained for this cemetery. There are at least nine unknown burials marked with crosses or metal markers. This burial list was surveyed by De and Jay Bond in February 2002.

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Valley View Cemetery

Also known as Rocky Ford Cemetery. Hillcrest and Valley View Cemeteries are both in the same location outside of the town of Rocky Ford. Valley View is the east part of the cemetery and Hillcrest is the west. To reach these cemeteries from Rocky Ford, travel east 1 mile on Highway 50 to County Road 20.50. Turn south for 3/10 mile to County Road EE and turn right 1/2 mile to County Road 20. The cemetery entrance is on the left.

A burial survey is available online at the USGenWeb Archives Tombstone Project.

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