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Bluff Cemetery aka Evans Cemetery
(El Paso County)
Index cut-off date: 30 Jun 1999
Order: Row, Plot
Bluff Cemetery, also listed as Evans Cemetery in the Colorado Cemetery Directory, is located in north central El Paso County. From eastern Colorado Springs, take U.S. Highway 24 east to Meridian Road, then north on Meridian for 12 miles, then east on Evans Road for about 3/4 mile. The cemetery is on the south side of the road inside a fenced field. According to GPS-derived geolocation (accurate to within 10 meters), the cemetery's coordinates are 39°05'59.2"N and 104°35'05.6"W.
Although there are no sexton records, the cemetery is maintained (1999) by Doris Hiatt and her family, 10050 Walker Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908. Flags are placed on servicemen's graves, petrified wood found nearby by the Evans family is on some graves, the grass is mowed, and the cemetery is enclosed by a wire fence. The land was donated by John S. Evans before 1920. The plat reads:
"Bluff Cemetery, School District No. 30 El Paso County CO. Know all men by these present: that Frank Evans, Fred Evans, and A.R. Barrett Trustees, School District No. 30 El Paso County CO being the owner of the following described parcel of land, situated in the northwest quarter of section 17 T 11 S of R 64 W of the 6th PM in El Paso County CO bounded as follows to wit: beginning at a point 30 feet south of the northeast corner of the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section 17 township 11 south of Range 64 west and run thence south 466' 7/10, thence east 466 7/10 feet, thence north 466 7/10, thence west 466 7/10 feet to point of beginning (containing five acres) have caused the same to be platted as a cemetery under the name of the "Bluff Cemetery" and that the above is a correct plat of said cemetery. That the roads and alleys shown on said plat are dedicated to public use and that the lots shown theron are reserved for sale. In testimony whereof said Trustees have signed this plat and dedication this 5th day of July AD 1928."
F.J. Evans pres.
Fred Evans treas.