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Evergreen Cemetery is an old pioneer cemetery established in approximately 1868. Evergreen Cemetery served the town of Colville Washington and the surrounding areas. The earliest known burial in Evergreen Cemetery was on June 11, 1868. This cemetery has been long neglected and care was nonexistent for many years. Vandalism and lack of care has left its mark on many of the headstones and gravesites.
The North East Washington Genealogical Society (NeWGS) has been given the authority to maintain the cemetery by the Department of Archeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP). In the last few years improvements to the cemetery have occurred at an amazing pace. A new entrance sign was erected in 2008 with help from a local Boy Scout troop. In 2009 a sign board was erected which contains a list of names and burial location for the known burials in the cemetery. The cemetery is now mowed regularly by devoted volunteers. Some headstones have been reset through donations to NeWGS.
There are no original records for Evergreen Cemetery. Through much painstaking work the NeWGS and its members have done their very best to recreate the original records. This was accomplished by using old transcription, funeral home records and extraction of information from old newspapers.