Philomath in Benton County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Mt. Union Cemetery
On May 11, 1861 Reuben and Mary Jane Holmes Shipley, former negro slaves, deeded from their farm purchased from Charles Bales’ donation land claim, the original plot for this cemetery. Buried in Lot 10 are Reuben Shipley, Mary Jane Shipley Drake, Alfred Drake, and the Shipley children:
Ella • Wallace • Martha • William
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 44° 32.27′ N, 123° 20.058′ W. Marker is in Philomath, Oregon, in Benton County. Marker is on Mt. Union Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philomath OR 97370, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Philomath College Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Oak Creek’s Watershed (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ecology of the Agricultural Reach (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sustainable Farm Management (approx. 2.6 miles away); Peavy Hall War Memorial Kings Valley Millstone (approx. 3.2 miles away); Avery Park Applegate Trail Kiosk (approx. 3.3 miles away); Alice E. Biddle (approx. 3.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Mt. Union Cemetery. Website of the Mt. Union Cemetery. (Submitted on June 2, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
2. Mt. Union Cemetery History. Established May 11, 1861 Reuben Shipley, William Wyatt, Abiathar Newton and George Bethers formally established the cemetery on May 11,1861 on two acres of land donated by Reuben Shipley, which he divided off from the northwest corner of his 80-acre farm. (Submitted on June 2, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 1, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.