Kings River Cemetery, Hanford
About Kings River Cemetery, Hanford
The oldest of the cemeteries in the area is believed to be the Kings River Cemetery, located at the northern edge of Kings County. This cemetery has undergone some unfortunate events. A flood left the cemetery filled with debris. Lack of care resulted in grass growing above the tops of headstones. A tractor plowing weeds damaged and knocked down almost all of the headstones. The local community erected a large monument at the site containing the names and dates of the destroyed and misplaced headstones. There is reason to believe some names have been lost. The oldest date on the monument is Margaret Reynolds, who died in 1862.