Sonoma’s cemeteries date back to the 1840’s when General Vallejo deeded the land for specific use as cemeteries. Since then, many historic persons of local and national prominence have been interred in the cemetery.
The City of Sonoma commissioned RJM Design Group to prepare a comprehensive Master Plan for the cemetery properties owned by the City. In addition, RJM provided recommendations for cemetery management, pricing structure, land acquisition, land development, operations, marketing and financial projections, and specific recommendations to improve the way the City provides cemetery services over the next 50 to 75 years. The plan was adopted in January 2006.