|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Alameda County Coroner
480 Fourth Street
Oakland, CA 94607
This Potter's Field is on a hilly, secluded area on the right of and adjacent to Mount Calvary Cemetery. The boundary between Mount Calvary Cemetery and Potter's Field is designated by a path with no fence or cemetery gate dividing the two properties. The graves are marked mostly by wooden crosses which have weathered, broken and some even burned.
Conflicting information has been collected about this cemetery. One source asserted that there were TWO Potter's Fields at this location - one beyond the large wooden cross and another inaccessible on the north side of Mount Calvary through a locked gate in the chain-link fence. However, due to the dense vegetation along the fence line, it is impossible to ascertain where one ends and the other begins, so it may be that there is only one such Potter's Field.
The view shown of the cross in the photograph on this page looks toward San Francisco Bay in the distance. Supposedly there used to be crosses marking the graves here, but the same source who asserted that there were two separate Potter's Fields said that, some time ago, the county removed the small crosses and replaced them with the one single cross in the picture as a memorial to all who were buried there.