Clallam County Genealogical Society
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Homestead Burials
(Clallam County)
Multiple locations
The first settlers came to Olympic Peninsula in the 1850s. Because of the lack of roads, settlers never poured into the area, and pioneers settled near the coast, rivers or lakes. Sequim was the best place to settle, because of its proximity to Port Townsend and Victoria. A road to the West End was not built until 1931. Due to the challenges with transportation, many early pioneers were unable to bury in centralized cemeteries, and burials were on their homesteads.
Clallam County Genealogy Society has miscellaneous notes, letters, GPS coordinates and/or maps for the locations of early pioneer burials on homesteads or other locations. This information is in the binder for West End Cemeteries.
Twin River Cemetery (an old pioneer logging cemetery)
(Clallam County) Off the West Twin Bear Creek Road, Near Twin River
A note from 1986 indicates that a logging camp cemetery, with about a dozen graves, had been found near East Twin River on land owned by Merrill and Ring Company. According to another note documenting oral history, it was located off the West Twin Bear Creek Road and there were monuments. The exact location and burials are unknown.