Learning and sharing the rich history of
those buried in the Jacksonville Cemetery with residents and
visitors alike, is an important part of our overall mission.
When people know more about an individual, other than just
a name, when and where they were born and when they died,
there is an instant connection that they can relate to. It
might be what they did for a living, how many children they
had, what street they lived on, or who they were related to.
All these things make us think more about the deceased and
what life must have been like for them and their families.
That first connection usually sparks an interest to learn
more about other persons buried in the cemetery and about
the history of our county and state.
This history is passed along at our yearly
historic tours and events and during the many tours that are
given by various groups during the year. School groups in
particular benefit from these stories as it gives them a much
greater understanding of their local and state's history.
The cemetery also benefits as people tend
to take more of an interest in something they understand and
can relate to. They then help to care for and safeguard it
because it is something they appreciate having.
We often meet family members of the deceased
and hear new stories which we appreciate very much. If you
have any information to share about the Jacksonville Historic
Cemetery or its residents please drop us a note at:
P.O. Box 1541
Jacksonville, OR 97530
or email us at email@example.com