Historic Canemah Cemetery, Oregon City, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 45° 20.652 W 122° 37.509
10T E 529366 N 5021256
This sign is located in the upper residential area of old historic Canemah, Oregon.
Waymark Code: WMC1BP
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 07/13/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 3

Here is the text from the sign:

"Historic Canemah Cemetery
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 1919 the cemetery was surveyed and iron markers placed at each corner to replact 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 decendants of their families.
Old Home Forum.

Additional information:
Absolom Hedges was born in Morgan County, Ohio on October 13, 1817 and he married Elizabeth Jane Barlow (daughter of Samuel K. Barlow of Barlow Road fame).

Elizabeth was born in Indiana in 1830 and moved to Oregon in 1845. Joseph J. Hedges and William Barlow, the sons of Absolom Hedges and Sam Barlow, laid out the present day townsite of Canemah.
Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: City

Region: Metro/Portland

County: Clackamas

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

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