Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Destination: The Austin Cemetery

It’s the perfect day (or night) to take a walk through a historic Old West graveyard. The Austin Cemetery, located at the base of Austin Summit, just below town, is divided into five separate sections: Calvary, I.O.O.F., Masonic, Citizens, and American Indian. While not as old as the others, the American Indian Cemetery reflects the Native American culture of the area. From the first burials in 1863 to the present, visitors can walk around each of the sections and experience Austin’s ethnic and social diversity—and there are some very beautiful monuments! The four cemeteries that make up the main complex are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more about Austin, Nevada, visit