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.