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(Scenic photo D7K_8712)




Cove map

About the photo
An elaborate metal arch identifies the old entrance to the Lower Cove Cemetery near the small town of Cove. The cemetery is situated on a grassy hillside with scattered trees. (Scenic photo D7K_8712)


About the cemetery

Lower Cove Cemetery

Union County
Established 1870
ca. 50 burials


Also known as the Wright Family Cemetery, 12 members of the Wright family are buried on the site, including Jackson Wright and his wife, Marinda Jane. Both of their families traveled on the Oregon Trail. Jackson’s family originally settled in Douglas County but moved to Union County in 1875. A 1902 county history described him as having extensive real estate and a productive farm.