Oregon Creepy October 19, 2021
9 Historic, Underrated, And Creepy Cemeteries In Oregon To Explore This Fall
If you didn’t know by now, Oregon is one wild place. We welcome the weird here in the Beaver State, and are always up for some
ghost hunting (or even ghost camping!) adventures. If you needed further proof of Oregon’s creepy factor, here are nine historic, underrated, and altogether creepy cemeteries in Oregon you’ll want to add to your bucket list… that is, if you’re brave enough.
1. Lone Fir Cemetery - Portland
Lone Fir Cemetery, 649 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA
Lone Fir Cemetery
has been around since the earliest days of Portland, and ghost stories abound about this historic burial ground. The 30-acre Lone Fir Cemetery was known as *the* place for Portland's elite to be buried; however, if the rumors are true, these spirits aren't all
resting in peace
. Today, Lone Fir Cemetery is a place where the air feels thick with the tension of unsettled spirits.
2. Chinese Cemetery - Baker City
Chinese Cemetery, Windmill Rd, Baker City, OR 97814, USA
In Baker City, the Chinese Cemetery is one of just a handful of interpretive sites commemorating the
Chinese history and heritage in Oregon
. Approximately 46 people were originally buried in the cemetery; today, just one marked grave remains. This is a wholly unsettling place that will give you chills... even in broad daylight!
3. Beth Israel Cemetery - Portland
Beth Israel Cemetery, 426 SW Taylors Ferry Rd, Portland, OR 97219, USA
The country's oldest continuously operating Jewish cemetery, Beth Israel is flush with beautiful marble monuments and is historically significant, too -- Torah scrolls that survived the Nazi occupation in Simferopol are buried underneath one of the cemetery's markers. But as is the case with so many cemeteries, the serenity of Beth Israel Cemetery turns to an eerie quiet come dusk, its massive monoliths morphing into something wholly sinister in the moonlit shadows.
4. River View Cemetery - Portland
River View Cemetery, 300 S Taylors Ferry Rd, Portland, OR 97219, USA
The beauty of this Portland cemetery is unrivaled, as are its views. At River View Cemetery, you’ll be absolutely awestruck by the massive monuments that stand guard above the souls buried beneath the earth. However, if you want to enjoy this scenery, we recommend doing so during the day, as the massive statues and totems dotting the grounds are downright sinister come nightfall.
5. Rose City Cemetery - Portland
Rose City Cemetery & Funeral Home, 5625 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213, USA
This beautiful Portland cemetery is a wonderful place to take in the fall foliage, as its paths and trails wind through some seriously stunning scenery. However, as darkness descends on Rose City, the crunch of dead leaves and unsettling silence will undoubtedly cause your mind to wander...
6. Mountain View Cemetery - Oregon City
Mountain View Cemetery, 500 Hilda St, Oregon City, OR 97045, USA
This Oregon City cemetery is the final resting place of many of the state's earliest pioneers and settlers. With such a heavy history, it's no wonder many claim to hear whispers and feel eerie breezes while wandering through Mountain View Cemetery.
7. Lafayette Pioneer Cemetery - Yamhill County
Lafayette Pioneer Cemetery, Dayton, OR 97114, USA
One of the most notoriously haunted cemeteries in Oregon, the
Lafayette Pioneer Cemetery
is a favorite among ghost hunters. Visitors to this cemetery report all kinds of strange occurrences, but the most common stories are centered around two women from the area: Anna Marple and Lena Elsie Imus. Their stories are disturbing, with (among other things) rumors swirling about murder, witchcraft, and larceny. It's no wonder many feel the presence of these troubled women here.
8. Jacksonville Cemetery- Jacksonville
Cemetery Road, Cemetery Rd, Jacksonville, OR 97530, USA
The final resting place for many of the Beaver State's early miners, Jacksonville Cemetery is a hauntingly beautiful place to visit. Here you'll feel the weight of history; merchants, gold miners, farmers, judges, and doctors are just some of the souls laid to rest at Jacksonville Cemetery. This period in Oregon's history is often romanticized; however, it was a brutal and difficult life for these brave trailblazers. Grave markers reflect the great distances they traveled in search of a better life; but, according to some, these pioneers aren't all slumbering peacefully beneath the earth...
9. Eugene Masonic Cemetery - Eugene
Eugene Masonic Cemetery, University St & E 25th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405, USA
The oldest cemetery in Eugene is also (naturally) one of the most haunted places in the state. The cemetery shares a birthday with Oregon (1859!), and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's also on many an Oregon ghost hunter's bucket list, as locals visiting Eugene Masonic Cemetery have reported strange apparitions that quickly appear and disappear.
Did you know about all of these creepy cemeteries in Oregon? Had you heard any of these ghost stories before? If you have other haunted locales you’d like to see featured, nominate them and tell us why!
Address: Chinese Cemetery, Windmill Rd, Baker City, OR 97814, USA Address: Beth Israel Cemetery, 426 SW Taylors Ferry Rd, Portland, OR 97219, USA Address: Lone Fir Cemetery, 649 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA Address: River View Cemetery, 300 S Taylors Ferry Rd, Portland, OR 97219, USA Address: Rose City Cemetery & Funeral Home, 5625 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213, USA Address: Mountain View Cemetery, 500 Hilda St, Oregon City, OR 97045, USA Address: Lafayette Pioneer Cemetery, Dayton, OR 97114, USA Address: Cemetery Road, Cemetery Rd, Jacksonville, OR 97530, USA Address: Eugene Masonic Cemetery, University St & E 25th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405, USA