Whiskey Diggings Cemetery

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Whiskey Diggings Cemetery

Whiskey Diggings was a small mining community. Now, there is a Baptist lodge and summer camp there. It appears as if the Baptists have tried to change the name of the lake there from Delahunty Lake to Pilot Lake (they have placed a roadside sign that seems to incorrectly identify the lake as such), though their name is not recognized by county, state, or federal authorities. From the outer eastern edge of Quincy, take the Quincy-LaPorte Road. This is a very steep and winding road with severe cliffs, hairpin turns, and few guardrails. The road is closed whenever weather conditions do not allow for safe travel. Watch for sinkholes and rock slides. At about 18.3 miles, stay left of the split (County Road 120). At about 22.5 miles, take a left at the sign that reads "Gibsonville/Delahunty Lake." At the first split in the road, stay left (there is a sign that reads "Pilot Lake"). At the second split in the road (about 2 miles from initial turnoff), go right. Follow the road around to the lodge. The cemetery is in front of the lodge. Some of the persons listed here are from a prior survey, or from cemetery records. There are many unmarked graves.

Historically, this area is associated with the LaPorte area of Plumas County. The entire LaPorte area used to be part of Sierra County. Today, LaPorte is part of Plumas County. The old settlement of Whiskey Diggings remains within the boundaries of Sierra County.

Road condition: Good, dirt/gravel. Probably inaccessible in bad weather months.
Surveyed by Elizabeth Bullard-Watson, 22 Aug 2004

Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Notes
Atkins(?), Charles
10 Feb ????
Marker is mostly illegible
Cook, Andrew
c. 1811
09 May 1887
 
Cox, Louisa
23 Dec 1869
29 Jul 1874
 
Hellbach, William
25 May 1870
01 Jun 1874
 
Schofield, Alice
28 Jan 1872
24 Jun 1873
 
Schofield, Amelia Adaline
25 Dec 1867
22 May 1871
 
Schofield, Eliza Ann
21 Apr 1840
02 May 1877
 
Schofield, Ida
26 May 1876
09 Jun 1877
 
Schofield, Mark
14 Nov 1835
22 Nov 1890
 
Thomas, George W.
May 1859
13 Feb 1880
Killed at North American Mine, son of Edward & Prudence Thomas
Unknown, Baby Alfred
1896
1896
No marker
Wolters, Henry A.
13 Sep 1873
06 Jun 1874
Son of G. & I. C. Wolters

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