John Ellsworth McCoy Burial Site

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John Ellsworth McCoy Burial Site

SE Hay Creek Road
Madras, Jefferson County, Oregon, 97741 USA
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Located southwest of the Hay Creek cemetery.

Oldest known extant headstone in Jefferson County (excluding the Warm Springs Reservation.) This baby was not buried in the cemetery, reportedly because of fear of infection; however, as this is a burial older than any known burials in Hay Creek Cemetery, this explanation is doubtful.

To find this grave, get permission from the Hay Creek Office first (this burial is on private land). They are very kind and helpful. Walk along the fence line that begins at the orange gate to the Hay Creek Cemetery. Follow this south until you get to the next orange gate. Go through the gate, follow this second fence line uphill about two-thirds of the way up the hill.

The other way to find the grave is to go Hay Creek cemetery, which is at the edge of a hay field. Cross this field, going southwest towards the trees until you reach the fence. Climb through the barbed wire, and follow the fence downhill a bit.

Hay Creek Ranch has been removing a lot of juniper trees, so this little fenced grave is in the midst of a lot of brush that was removed from near the fence line. T11S R15E S8


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GPS Coordinates: 44.6241140, -120.9503750

  • Added: 19 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2319375