Oregon's Cemeteries Web Exhibit
About the photo
The Champoeg Cemetery is located near the community of Champoeg, an early white settlement and birthplace of Oregon Country government. An 1861 flood destroyed the town. (Scenic photo D8C_7850)
About the cemetery
ca. 400 burials
The cemetery includes 30 graves of people from the first generation of pioneering settlers to the area. Cemetery landowner Robert Childers and his wife Mary Ann are among the earliest burials. In 1862 he deeded half of the land to an association and sold the other half to Masonic Lodge No. 27. Thirty years later the lodge deeded its property to the association but reserved some plots for Masons.