Walk - Jeff & Heidi Munson leaders 503 888 7031 (Heidi)
Thursday Oct 7 10 AM. Lone Fir Cemetery
Rain or shine ! Bring your umbrella and wear shoes that can
take moisture if need be!
We will walk thru the cemetery. Read below for more info.
Interesting place !
Go to Lone Fir Cemetery for map info.
649 SE 26th off Stark St Parking is pretty good in this area.
Meet at the gated entrance
After we will have a bite to eat and coffee, etc. We will stop at the Food cart on 26th and Belmont - 2 blocks away. Outdoor dining !
Lone Fir Cemetery
Nestled in Southeast Portland, Lone Fir Cemetery is more than just a cemetery. It’s also one of Oregon’s most treasured historic places and Portland’s second-largest arboretum.
The Lone Fir story
Lone Fir’s first occupant was Emmor Stephens. His burial took place in 1846 in what was then privately owned land in a rural setting. The land was later platted as Mount Crawford Cemetery in 1855. Back then Portland existed only on the west side of the river. Because of marshy ground, the city closed graveyards at Ankeny and Front, Washington and Stark at 10th, and Burnside at 11th. Many bodies were then reinterred at Mount Crawford.
Mount Crawford was renamed Lone Fir in 1866, for the once solitary tree in its northwest corner. (It’s still standing.) Lone Fir is one of Portland’s oldest continuously used cemeteries and is now a de facto arboretum, with more than 700 trees representing 67 species. Twenty-five thousand people are buried here.
Chestnut Grove Memorial Garden opened within Lone Fir in 2013 to provide an option for the increasing number of people who choose to be cremated.