Hebrew Cemetery
In 1880, the Hebrew Benevolent Association established the Hebrew Cemetery in the southwest corner of Leadville’s Evergreen Cemetery.

The Temple Israel Foundation acquired the title to the Hebrew Cemetery in 1993, ending a long period of neglect. Since 1996, the Denver chapter of B’nai B’rith has led volunteer efforts each June to restore, maintain the grounds, and replace markers. The cemetery has been consecrated, a new section opened, and burials resumed again in 2001.
Hebrew Cemetery Hours
The Hebrew Cemetery is always open to the public and the road as far as the entrance is generally plowed during the winter.

The Hebrew Cemetery is located at the southwest corner of the much larger Evergreen Cemetery. After passing through the main entrance of the Evergreen Cemetery at the north end of James Street, turn left immediately and follow the dirt road beyond the other sections to the white fence and black arch of the Hebrew Cemetery.
Hebrew Cemetery Map
About the Hebrew Cemetery Site
The Temple Israel Foundation acquired ownership of the Hebrew Cemetery during June, 1993, through a Quiet Title suit. The boundaries of the cemetery are larger than the fenced area shown which allows for future development.

The original area of the cemetery was arranged as rectangular Blocks A through D. The blocks were laid out in double rows and further subdivided into lots and graves. The lots are 20 feet square containing 8 graves, each 5 feet by 10 feet. In 2001, a new Block E along the east fence was platted for modern burials. The entire new block was excavated and refilled to be certain that no unmarked graves were hidden in the area. Refer to the New Burials Page for information about the availability of plots.
Hebrew Cemetery Site Plan

Temple Israel Foundation
208 West 8th Street
Leadville, Colorado 80461
303.709.7050

Temple Israel Museum
201 West 4th Street
Leadville, Colorado 80461
longled@longled.cnc.net

Hebrew Cemetery
SW Corner of Evergreen Cemetery
North end of James Street, Leadville
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