Oak Knoll CemeteryRemember that you are on private property. (Sharp Cemetery)
This is a family cemetery on one acre donated by the nineteenth century pioneer, Nathan Sharp. Many of the original wooden tombstones were lost during a 1964 wildfire. The cemetery is fenced and overgrown with myrtle. Families in this cemetery include Hudson, Sharp, Mills, Butler, Adams, DeMarco, Haubrich, and Arnold. A large DeMarco mausoleum is just west of the fenced portion of the cemetery.
Records:Sonoma County Cemetery Records 1846-1921 (3rd ed.). Sonoma Searcher, vol.8, no.1, pp.3-5. Sonoma Searcher, vol.8, no.2, pp.31-33. Contact:Oak Knoll Cemetery, 4050 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Telephone 707-546-6133. Call or write for permission to visit.
Address: 4034 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, Calif. Thomas Guide:Page 345-B5 GPS coordinates:N38.55065ºW122.67130º UTM 10S5286414266965 (This is the location of the driveway, not the cemetery.)
The driveway at 4034 Porter Creek Road is steep; a high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended. Alternately, you may walk, but it is a strenuous one mile up to the cemetery. Leave all gates as you find them.
Directions: 1. From Santa Rosa, take freeway US-101 northwest. 2. Exit at Mark West Springs Road and turn right (east) at the end of the ramp. 3. Go east on Mark West Springs Road (becomes Porter Creek Road). 4. Continue east on Porter Creek Road to 4034 on the right. If the gate is locked, park in the stub driveway to the west and walk up to the cemetery (about one mile).