Manitou Springs, located 75 miles south of Denver and adjacent to the western city limits of Colorado Springs, was settled as a resort town during the late 19th century. Mineral springs located there were already known to Native Americans, trappers, and early explorers. These sites were developed to serve miners, tourists and health seekers, creating a spa community.
(Cover documentation accepted by National Register in 1983.)
This cemetery began operation at its present location during the late 1800s. The approximately twenty acre site includes green stone walls and gate posts with a wrought iron gate. Listed under Manitou Springs Multiple Resource Area.
The Manitou Springs Historic District, which encompasses almost the entire city limits, is representative of late 19th and early 20th century resort communities. Located five miles from Colorado Springs, it was founded by General William Jackson Palmer of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.