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(Jefferson) County Cemetery

This page reflects the current status of an ongoing effort to collect information on Jefferson County cemeteries. The data below may change as additional information is gathered.
Name County Cemetery
also called China Cemetery. Other names: Soldiers and Sailors Cemetery, Sailors Cemetery
Location Physical
location
Port Townsend
on 25th Street, 1 block W of Discovery Road, behind (west of) Redmen Cemetery
overgrown, not maintained
Legal
description
S3 T30 R1W TX 8 - CHINA CEMETERY
Latitude &
Longitude
Lat 48° 07' 04" N
Long 122° 47' 06" W
Driving
instructions

From the Jefferson County Courthouse in Port Townsend, go 0.3 miles NNW on Walker Street to the intersection of 19th and Walker Streets. Turn left on 19th Street, go 0.3 miles to San Juan Avenue. Turn right on San Juan Avenue, go 0.3 miles to the intersection of San Juan Avenue and 24th Street. Turn left on 24th Street, go 0.2 miles to Discovery Road. Turn right on Discovery Road, go 0.1 miles to 25th Street. Turn left onto 25th Street, go 0.1 miles. County Cemetery is on both sides of your location on 25th Street.

Cemetery records  
Documentation Held by Jefferson County Genealogical Society
Title Jefferson County Cemetery
Publication
type & date
index, 1985
Physical data size 4.14 acres
burial plots unknown
Chronology established about 1893, last known use 1945
History  
Notes overgrown, not maintained
A sketch prepared by J. B. Hogg, County Surveyor, dated December 1899, shows both general burial areas and assigned gravesite areas with existing graves for British Seamen, the Chinese, the Coast Seaman's Union, the Fireman's Union, the I.O.G.T., the I.O.O.F., and the Knights of Pythias.

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Revised: 16 March 2008
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