Near Chehalis in Lewis County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Erected by Washington State Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 10.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 46° 38.717′ N, 123° 1.088′ W. Marker is near Chehalis, Washington, in Lewis County. Marker is at the intersection of Stearns Road and Claquato Drive, on the left when traveling south on Stearns Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chehalis WA 98532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking Claquato Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Oregon Trail (approx. ¼ mile away).
More about this marker. This is a tall wooden "billboard-style" marker, constructed of painted wooden slats and mounted in a heavy-duty iron pipe frame.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Pioneer Town of Claquato, Washington
Also see . . . History of Claquato Cemetery. The Claquato Cemetery exists today as the most vital legacy of the Davis family, who came west in 1851 and established the village of Claquato (“high prairie” in the Chehalis Indian language). Lewis Hawkins Davis originally donated a small parcel of land to be used as a final resting place for those loved ones who have passed on from this life. The first burial was young Mary Spinning in 1856. Other pioneer burials followed. In 1893, the International Order of Odd Fellows platted a five-acre cemetery tract near the Davis parcel, for the use of their members. By 1920, the Claquato Cemetery Association was formed and purchased a 20-acre portion of the Davis estate. (Submitted on January 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.