Cemetery

Town Cemetery

For burial information contact the Town Clerk

dseele@johnstownco.gov

 

For maintenance, contact Public Works

mcarani@johnstownco.gov

970-587-4664

 

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Cemetery Rules and Regulations

  • Loiter upon the grounds
  • Be under the age of fifteen (15) unless accompanied by an adult or other proper caretaker
  • Drive an automobile or other vehicle in excess of 10 miles per hour or in excess of such lesser speed as is prudent under the existing conditions and circumstances
  • Except for authorized personnel with consent of the Public Works Director, drive or ride any automobile, motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, machine or animal on lots, grass or walks within the Cemetery
  • Except for authorized personnel with consent of the Public Works Director, drive any commercial truck or any other commercial vehicle within the Cemetery grounds
  • Discard trash, debris or other unsightly items, except in receptacles designated for such items
  • Direct or cause Town Employees to perform work without an order from the town manager or the Town Managers designee
  • Perform work on the grounds, except by permission of the Town Manager or the Town Manager's designee
  • Take any animal or permit any animal to be taken into the Cemetery except service animals
  • Deface, damage, destroy or injure any burial memorials or property in the Cemetery
  • Peddle flowers or plants or any other commodity
  • Except for authorized persons, make a change to the inscription on a burial memorial

Violation Penalty

  • Any person who violates or resists the enforcement of any of the provisions of Article VI of Chapter 11 of the Johnstown Municipal Code or these rules and regulations shall be guilty of a municipal violation and subject to the enforcement provisions of the Johnstown Municipal Code

For more information view the Municipal Code regarding Cemeteries.

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Location (north of Hwy 60 on CO Blvd.)

Cemetery History

Elwell Cemetery
Following a United Brethren Church meeting September 28, 1902, seven acres of land north of the Elwell Store were purchased from J. B. Sloan for $20 an acre. The area was known as Elwell Cemetery.

A cemetery association, to care for the land, was formed with representatives from Johnstown, Milliken, Elwell, Great Western Sugar Factory, the Johnstown Home and Garden Club and Forget-Me-Not Garden Club. Trees were planted and water pipes and a pump were installed to pump water from the Home Supply Irrigation Ditch.

Named Johnstown Cemetery
Later, the Town of Johnstown established a Perpetual Care Plan to manage the cemetery with the town furnishing the labor. Grass was planted and the name was changed to the Johnstown Cemetery.