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About Us

Shiloh District Cemetery (SDC) is a publicly owned special district of Sonoma County with a budget of $650,150.00. Approx. 71% comes from tax assessments throughout the year. All operations run out of this budget.

We currently operate within 6.5 acres with a 5-acre expansion in process in close proximity.

As a rural cemetery, the first recorded burial was in 1850, though we think there are older burials represented. We are consulting with local historical societies in our research.

Shiloh Rd was once the main road through the cemetery, leading directly to Windsor Methodist Church. The church was on sight from 1853 – 1867. Sadly, it burned down in 1867 and the congregation moved to a new church in Windsor. The cemetery remained and grew. SDC has gone through many changes; including disrepair following the loss of the church, overgrowth and ensuing wildfires (and the loss of wooden grave markers – note the UB markers indicating Unknown Burials), and the Great Depression which let it fall into disrepair yet again. During periods of inattention, families conducted their own burials. Then, in 1935, legislation was begun to add SDC as a special district of Sonoma County and therefore support SDC by means of a small special tax in the Windsor Tax Assessment area. The legislation passed in 1937 and we have expanded and improved.

Currently, there are 386 veterans interred At SDC. These include veterans from the Civil War, Boxer Revelation in China, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. We have also interred a number of Sherriff’s deputies and Police Officers.

Each year, we offer a moving Memorial Day service involving our local Scout troop which places flags on the graves of the veterans. Our event offers guest speakers. and refreshments. The Board of Trustees and all staff members are on hand to answer questions, assist in finding loved ones interred at our cemetery and conduct tours.  At a recent Memorial Day event, we had guest speakers and a group in Civil War uniforms. It was warm and they were in wool! Both “sides” were represented.