Anyone caught in the cemetery after dark without signed, written permission in their immediate possession, is subject to arrest.
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The first known burial in the Highlandlake Cemetery was in 1878. In 1880, the Highlandlake community created an official "Highlandlake Cemetery Association." and then purchased one and a half acres encompassing the original family burial ground from C. A. Pound. The cemetery association dissolved in 1906, however, many of the records continued to be kept, first by descendants of L. C. Mead, and now by Historic Highlandlake, Inc.
In the late 1990s, a great grandson of L. C. Mead (founder of Highlandlake and one of the first cemetery trustees), obtained the deed to the cemetery from Weld County who was holding it in trust. In 2001, he donated the cemetery to Historic Highlandlake. Several years later, the Mead/Jensen family also donated the cemetery records, including the original plot maps, cemetery record book, secretary minutes, transcriptions of headstones, many of which are no longer there, and other miscellaneous records.
For more information, please call our Executive Director, Pauli Driver-Smith (970) 535-4936
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