Old Northport Cemetery - Northport, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 48° 53.748 W 117° 48.186
11U E 441137 N 5416183
Quick Description: Also known as Riverview Cemetery, this cemetery was Northport's first, established in the 1890s. It is about a mile south of Northport and is completely overgrown.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2014 7:38:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMK9PC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Raine
Views: 14

Long Description:
There are about 25 known graves in the cemetery, the earliest dated 1897, the most recent dated 1926. There are many more graves here, mostly unmarked, with some grave stones the victim of fallen trees. It appears that this cemetery has been abandoned, or at least not used, for almost 90 years. Until one finds the first gravestone one will have no idea they are in the cemetery as there is no visible indication of its presence except for the stones and, in a couple of areas, some sunken spots over old, unmarked graves.

Since finding this cemetery requires bush whacking, directions to the cemetery follow:

From 9th Street in Northport head south on Highway 25 for 1 mile and turn left on the Old Northport Highway access road, jog left, then turn right onto Wright Road. Go south on Wright Road for .6 miles, then turn right off Wright Road at
N 48 53.627, W 117 47.894
then take the left fork at
N 48 53.639, W 117 48.017
then drive west to
N 48 53.672, W 117 48.2
then bushwhack north to the given coordinates. It's about 400 to 500 feet as the crow flies, but the way in won't be in a straight line.
Earliest Burial: 9/24/1897

Latest Burial: 8/5/1926

Visit Instructions:
Take a photo of at least one grave marker and including a qualitative and quantitative description
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