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(Scenic photo D8C_3410)




Barlow map

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The Barlow Pioneer Cemetery is located near the small town of Barlow. The city was named for William Barlow, son of famous pioneer Samuel Barlow, a traveler on the 1845 Oregon Trail. (Scenic photo D8C_3410)


About the cemetery

Barlow Pioneer Cemetery

Clackamas County
Established ca. 1856
ca. 41 burials


Less than an acre in size, this cemetery’s burials include Samuel Barlow and his wife Susannah Lee Barlow. He is best remembered for his development of the Barlow Road across the Cascades in 1846. This toll road for wagons provided an alternate route on the Oregon Trail to reach the Willamette Valley, avoiding rafting the treacherous rapids and currents of the water passage on the Columbia River.