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(Scenic photo D8C_8473)




Joseph map

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Joseph Cemetery, also known as Prairie Creek Cemetery, sits under the Wallowa Mountains near the town of Joseph. The number of burials exceeds the town’s current population. (Scenic photo D8C_8473)


About the cemetery

Joseph Cemetery

Wallowa County
Established ca. 1883
ca. 1,706 burials


This cemetery has markers for 29 members of the extended Simmons family. Poignantly, there are three markers for young children from the Tucker family who all died in a three-month period in 1888. Also buried here is early Wallowa County pioneer, John Albert Stockham, who, along with his brother, has his name inscribed in the arch at the county courthouse.