Multnomah County Poor Farm Cemetery

Also known as County Poor Farm Cemetery, Poor Farm Cemetery

Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, 97221 USA
Memorials 653 added

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The early Multnomah County Poor Farm and Cemetery was located off Canyon Road in the area where the Oregon Zoo - World Forestry Center - Hoyt Arboretum are now located in south-west Portland. There were two or three graveyards located in this area where paupers and unknown persons were buried. The county poor farm was moved to Troutdale after the property off Canyon Road was sold in 1910. The burial sites were all but forgotten. Some burials were moved to Lone Fir in 1961 when the zoo was built. Some burials continue to be discovered when construction projects unearth them. There are otherwise NO known/marked graves in this area. Sources of the names added to this cemetery include the Admissions records for the County Hospital/Poor Farm, newspaper clippings, and death certificates.

GPS Coordinates: 45.50866, -122.71615

  • Added: 29 Dec 2013
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2524986