George C. Yount Cemetery and Ancient Indian Burial Grounds

“I was contacted by Denise Jackson who wanted to help with the beautification of the Yountville Pioneer Cemetery. Denise has brought some of her vineyard crew to the cemetery three times where they rake leaves, sprayed weeds and trimmed broken branches. Denise brought five of her vineyard crew the first time, seven the second time and twenty-one the third time. The crew members arrived early and worked hard.
Thank you very much Denise, Paul and the vineyard crew for a great job!”
Lee Hart, President

Yountville Cemetery Association

1901 Columbard Way

Yountville, CA 94573
Colinas Farming Company employees led by volunteer work organizer Denise R. Jackson have successfully organized a number of volunteer efforts on ground maintenance of the George C. Yount Pioneer Cemetery and Ancient Indian Burial Grounds located in Yountville, California.

Colinas Farming Company is grateful to all employees who have participated and made such a significant difference. The volunteer work was done as specified below. We acknowledge all those who participated. You can view more volunteer pictures under the Photo Gallery section of our website.

December 17, 2011

Picture 1 Volunteers: (L-R: Inocencio Preciado, Manuel Guzman, Alberto Zepeda, Hipolito Guzman, Denise R. Jackson, Ruben Zepeda, Miguel Zepeda and Jose Caro)

December 24, 2011

Picture 2 Volunteers: (L-R: Inocencio Preciado, Alberto Zepeda, Denise R. Jackson, Ramon Arreola,  Miguel Hernandez and Jose Caro )                                                                    

February 18, 2012

Picture 3 Volunteers: (Standing L-R) Francisco Barajas, Jose Caro, Miguel Arroyo, Ruben Zepeda, Inocencio Preciado, Mario Botello, Denise R. Jackson, Alberto Zepeda, Salvador Hernandez, Saul Robles, Alex Diaz, Juan Lopez, Wiliam Nanez, Miguel Zepeda, Amador Reyes and Miguel Hernandez. Crouching (L-R): Francisco Arreola, Antonio Reyes, Alfonso Garcia, Ernesto, Rosvin Saul Yancor and Ramon Arreola.

George Calvert Yount (1794-1865) was the first United States citizen to be ceded a Spanish land grant in Napa Valley (1836). Skilled hunter, frontiersman, craftsman, and farmer, he was the true embodiment of all the finest qualities of an advancing civilization blending with the existing primitive culture. Friend to all, this kindly host of Caymus Rancho encouraged sturdy American pioneers to establish ranches in this area, so it was well populated before the gold rush. California Registered Historical Landmark No. 693

Plaque placed by the California State Historical Commission in cooperation with George C. Yount Parlor No. 322, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Colonel Nelson Holderman Parlor No. 316, Native Sons of the Golden West, and the Yountville Cemetery Association, October 18, 1959.

Source: Marky. “Grave of George C. Yount, Yountville, CA.” June 11, 2009.