Location: 5600 Parker E Trail, Aurora, CO 80015
Surnames/tags: cemeteries Colorado Aurora
The Melvin-Lewis Cemetery is a small pioneer cemetery and is one of the few remnants of the town of Melvin. It is surrounded by the Pioneer Hills shopping center parking lot just north of where Orchard Road intersects Parker Road in Aurora. Along with the graves of pioneer families by the names of Melvin and Lewis, there are the cremated remains of over 1600 people who donated their bodies to medical research during the years 1888-1910. The locations of many of those burials are unrecorded.
In the 1990s, the cemetery contained more than 15 pioneer head or foot stones. As of 2002, due to neglect, no stones remained and only a few bases had survived. Some of the graves were moved to other cemeteries.
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- From the Grave: A Roadside Guide to Colorado's Pioneer Cemeteries, p. 123.
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