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Oregon City in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Historic Canemah Cemetery

 
 
Historic Canemah Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
1. Historic Canemah Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  In 1864 Absolom Hedges donated 1.91 acres for a cemetery. By 1865 the Canemah Cemetery Association was formed and received a deed. In 1883 the Rhinehart family donated a 30 ft. wide roadway to 5th Avenue. In 1914 the cemetery was surveyed and iron markers placed at each corner to replace the original blaze marks on trees. In 1993, a new association was activated to maintain the property from decades of neglect. There are about 280 graves of pioneers and descendants of their families.
 
Erected 1999 by Old Home Forum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 45° 20.648′ N, 122° 37.535′ W. Marker is in Oregon City, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is on 5th Avenue near Blanchard Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 815 5th Avenue, Oregon City OR 97045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canemah (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. John McLoughlin 1784 - 1857 (approx. half a mile away); George Abernethy
Historic Canemah Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
2. Historic Canemah Cemetery Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Willamette Falls Locks (approx. half a mile away); Willamette Falls (approx. half a mile away); Dr. John McLoughlin (approx. ¾ mile away); Peter Skene Ogden House (approx. ¾ mile away); Oregon City (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oregon City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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