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Githens Cemetery
Eagle Creek, Clackamas County, Oregon

Lat: 45° 20' 33"N, Lon: 122° 20' 28"W, approx.
T3S R4E Sec 5

Contact:
Jacknife-Zion-Horseheaven Hist. Soc.
P O Box 1040, Estacada OR 97023

Contributed by Joanne Broadhurst, Jan 16, 2007, Last edited Nov 24, 2008 [broad1000@aol.com]. Total records = 10.

To reach this cemetery from Interstate Hwy 205, take the Clackamas Exit 12A southbound or Exit 12 northbound and go east on Hwy 224. Follow Hwy 224 approximately 16 miles, turn east on SE Wildcat Mtn Road. Turn south on SE Eagle Creek Road for a mile. The private road starts just to the south of the Eagle Creek Inn and the cemetery is on top the hill in the oak trees.

The Githens Cemetery is not maintained and is on private land. To visit this cemetery permission must be obtained in advance from Carol Kiggins, 503-781-3168.

Clackamas County records place it in Sec 5 T3S R4E TL5000 containing 1.49 acres. It is part of DLC 44 granted to John B Chiles. It is zoned as a rural home site and ownership resides in William T Linn and George Githens but is on the property tax rolls as a cemetery and is, therefore, not taxed. Apparently ownership has never been transferred to beneficiaries. Its only access is across private property which was previously owned by Hugh and Gussie (Githens) Carlin.

It is surrounded by two cast iron fences, one original and a new one surrounding the two most recent graves. The site is covered with low growing myrtle and is surrounded by oak trees. There are probably unmarked graves that are covered by foliage.

This cemetery was read in September 2006. Information was obtained from tombstones, county records, family records, and genealogy websites. A document has been prepared with pictures of each tombstone, additional information to each 'residents' life such as children, spouses, parents, etc.

- Joanne Broadhurst

Chiles, John B, no dates, unmarked grave
Githens, George E, d. 19 Jun 1897, 69y 3m 4d
Githens, George S, b. 4 Seot 1870, d. 13 Dec 1876
Githens, Jessie H, b. 1 Jul 1875, d. 15 Jan 1877
Githens, Joseph, b. Nov 1867, d. 13 June 1880
Githens, Mattie J, b. 6 Jan 1861, died 20 Nov 1869
Kiggins, Hugh LeRoy, b. 9 Sep 1932, d. 16 Nov 1994
Kiggins, Patrick LeRoy, b. 21 Jul 1963, d. 25 Aug 1986
Linn, Mrs. Charles & Infant, no dates, unmarked grave
Sievers, Mrs., no dates, unmarked grave

 

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