Golden Hill Cemetery served as a burial ground for the many Jewish tuberculosis patients who came to Colorado for a cure. Most were patients from the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society (JCRS), which was located near Colfax and Pierce Streets. The Hill Section was set aside for families who were unable to afford proper burials.
There were approximately 700 graves identified by metal markers with the names of the deceased written on cards that were inserted into the markers. According to Jewish law, men and women were buried separately.
The Hill Section has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.