Meyers Falls Cemetery - Kettle Falls, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 48° 36.377 W 118° 03.812
11U E 421599 N 5384235
Quick Description: This You Are Here Sign is beside the roadway which leads into the cemetery from the main gate.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 3/7/2014 7:31:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMKA32
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter
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Long Description:
The You Are Here Sign is part of the cemetery's layout map. Right by the main road, it is the first thing one passes by on the way into the cemetery.

This cemetery is named Meyers Falls Cemetery because the town was once named Meyers Falls. When the Grand Coulee Dam was built, the lake formed behind it, Roosevelt Lake, flooded many towns upstream in the Columbia River Valley in 1940, the town of Kettle Falls being one. So, the citizens of Kettle Falls moved much of their town to Meyers Falls, just to the east on higher ground. Shortly thereafter, as a memorial to the underwater town of Kettle Falls, Meyers Falls changed its name to Kettle Falls. The cemetery, however, has kept its original name.

This well kept cemetery is maintained by the Meyers Falls Cemetery Association. It was established in 1898, on land donated by Jacob Meyers, after whom the town was named. The earliest known burial was in 1905 and the cemetery is still in use today. To date there have been a total of about 1,500 burials in the cemetery.
Location Name: Meyers Falls Cemetery

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