Founded in 1859, Union Cemetery serves as a permanent archive of San Mateo County's history. Recorded on stone are the rich and colorful lives of many pioneer families, including more than 40 Civil War veterans who are buried in the old soldier's plot established by the Grand Army of the Republic. In this tour we highlight a sampling of our early residents. These pioneers were from all walks of life: lumbermen, shipbuilders, judges, lawyers, tradesmen, county officials, tannery workers, hotel keepers and many women and children from Redwood City and surrounding area. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Union Cemetery is a direct link to Redwood City's rich history.