Oregon's Cemeteries Web Exhibit
About the photo
Autumn colors add a back-drop to the Hillsboro Pioneer
Cemetery. The site is designated as a historic cemetery by the state and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Scenic photo D8C_6443)
About the cemetery
Hillsboro Pioneer Cemetery
ca. 2,475 burials
This cemetery originally existed as several adjoining cemeteries, including the Masonic, IOOF, and Tongue family plot, as well as Washington County’s burial ground for indigent residents. Creed Turner, convicted of murder and hanged in 1851 in one of Oregon’s earliest executions, is said to be buried on the site, although there is no marker indicating his grave.