Oregon's Cemeteries Web Exhibit
About the photo
This is one of many dramatic monuments at the Echo Memorial Cemetery. The small town of Echo sits along the Umatilla River and near the route of the Oregon Trail. (Scenic photo DSC53_20)
About the cemetery
Echo Memorial Cemetery
Established ca. 1868
ca. 1,705 burials
The City of Echo and the Echo Memorial Cemetery are named after Echo Koontz, daughter of James and Cynthia Hiatt Koontz, who were early residents of the area. Echo died in 1908 and is buried in the cemetery that bears her name. This is among the many Oregon cemeteries that were affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), a benevolent fraternal organization.