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(Scenic photo D7K_8856)

 

 

 

Tillamook map

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Classic gravestones of the late 1800s sit on a hillside at the Tillamook Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery. The site is located just west of the town of Tillamook. (Scenic photo D7K_8856)

 

About the cemetery

Tillamook Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery

Tillamook County
Established 1864
ca. 3,140 burials

 

An ornate marker for the grave of Joseph C. Champion (1823-1891) stands out at this cemetery. Champion, the first European settler in the area, arrived at nearby Kilchis Point in 1851. In addition to serving as the first county clerk, Champion also taught at the first school in Tillamook County. The cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated historic by the state.

 

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