Oregon Cemeteries Research Tool

Headstones 1 SBAlong the way, I have posted re cemeteries we come across either around town or while on the road. There is a historical draw to these sites that often combine with visuals and stories to move the imagination. 

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A few years ago, I became aware of a very old, unmarked cemetery West of Portland. I have wanted to find historical data on this small, overgrown plot of land, but alas I can’t seem to find anything. Yesterday, I came upon a very informative resource that purportedly lists all known cemeteries/burial plots in Oregon (excepting private pioneer burials I am sure). Still the list does not contain the cemetery I am researching, but it certainly has many others that beg additional research and exploration into history. Travel, photography and writing are inspired by cemeteries….particularly pioneer cemeteries.

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3 Responses to “Oregon Cemeteries Research Tool”

  1. August 27, 2013 at 06:24

    Beautiful imagery! I love pioneers and am soon moving out to Australia where I’m sure I’ll have an abundance of Piorneer stuff!


  2. August 26, 2013 at 16:40

    Love your photos! I’ve always loved wandering through and photographing old cemeteries. I live in upstate New York and we have many here, and I’ve also visited many on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They are some of the most poetic, beautiful places…so much character!


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