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Orange County Cemetery District History

For over a century our cemeteries have been chosen as the final resting place for County residents and their loved ones.  The early settlers and pioneers of Orange County are memorialized by the many monuments located throughout the grounds.
The three cemeteries, Anaheim Cemetery, El Toro Memorial Park, and Santa Ana Cemetery, are each owned and operated by the Orange County Cemetery District, and are among the County's oldest and most established, with each having recorded burials prior to 1900.

Although privately owned in the beginning, the cemeteries were formed into separate independent districts in 1926.  In 1985, the districts were consolidated under one governing board to create the Orange County Cemetery District.