The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery, Inc. was formed in 2008 and is an all volunteer, 501 (c) (3) organization. Our work began as a Committee of the Jacksonville Boosters Club in 2002 when members were looking for a "hands on" project. The project was so successful that the decision to form a nonprofit was made, allowing us to increase our volunteer base, as well as our fund-raising opportunities. The goals remain the same: education, preservation and restoration efforts for the cemetery. With the first official burial dating back to October 1859, it is one of the oldest cemeteries in the state of Oregon and contains some of the earliest pioneer gravesites in Southern Oregon. 2009 marked our 150th year and the anniversary of Oregon Statehood. Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery hold fund-raising events, host monument restoration workshops, clean-up days and offer historic tours to raise funds to support our work and make people aware of the need to save these historic treasures.

Kneeling Child, located in the Masonic Section Block 268