Pine Grove Road Cemetery
Spokane County, Washington
Vicinity of Pine Grove & Plaza Rds
Lat: 47° 20' 59"N, Lon: 117° 33' 06"W, approx.
T22N R42E Section 32
Transcribed and contributed by Maggie Rail, Jun 24, 2001, last
edited Apr 01, 2010 [email@example.com].
Total records = 0.
This cemetery lies south east of Cheney WA and was really known
only as "Burying Ground" by the old timers. It is no longer
visible though it was a large cemetery at the junction of the
Mullan Trail and the road that led to the Texas Ferry, on the
Ross Cox came through in 1824 and Rev. Samuel Parker passed through
in 1832. Of the possible 100 graves, many of which may have been
Indians, only two enclosures stood in 1934. The old cemetery was
used by trail travelers and fur trappers from about 1850's to
the early 1880's. When the cemeteries were established in Spangle
and Cheney the cemetery no longer was needed.
Scattered over about 4-5 acres, big trees have grown and the
grounds no longer show the indentions and mounds, which have been
leveled by time. It is the final resting place for French Canadian
voyagers, trappers, explorers, early homesteaders and Indians.
- Ann Roberts.
In addition to this Helen Boots, historian of Cheney WA,
says that the Indians were buried in a sitting position and dirt
was mounded. Hattie Babb was buried there and later removed to
Riggs Cemetery at Rosalia.
- Maggie Rail
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