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The Elberton Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Elberton Cemetery (also known as Dallas Cemetery) in Whitman County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1889-1937. Index information about an individual may include name, birth date, birth place, death date, and names of family members. Index data was compiled by Maggie Rail, a member of the Washington State Cemetery Association who has transcribed over 400 cemeteries since 1993.
Elberton Cemetery is located at Lat: 46° 58' 56"N, Lon: 117° 12' 42"W T17N R44E Sec 12
There are 63 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviations used in this index:
b. = born
d. = died
d/o = dau of
h/o = husb of
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Sep 14, 2002, last edited Oct 21, 2008:
“2½ mi south of Elberton. To reach this cemetery, take Draper Brown Rd over the bridge onto Oral Smith Rd, cross 2 bridges, in ½ mi take a left onto a dirt road. Then take the lane across field to cemetery on the left.”
“I am told this was also called the Dallas Cemetery, but I can find no proof of that, so I will just call it the Elberton Cemetery, after the town, which is now a community.”
“The cemetery appeared to be more than a couple of acres in size, and it made me wonder why there were so few markers to be found. I understand Elberton was a much larger town years ago, so perhaps they thought they would need the room.”
“Some of the markers were very difficult to read. “
“After I wrote the above paragraph, I much later obtained a copy of the deed from Robert Murtha which is very hard to read. This is what I took from it. "Established Nov 13, 1891, on about 3 acres of land, donated by William Dallas for the purpose of a burying ground and inside Elberton. Grantees were the William Dallas Cemetery Association." Thus it may have been called the Dallas Cemetery at that time.”
“I first surveyed this cemetery, Aug 23, 2002, using a digital camera and have a photo of all existing stones. I have since added other names as I find them, which have no stone.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Elberton Cemetery Index, Office of Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Index and transcription notes were donated to the Washington State Archives by Maggie Rail, Historical Records Project, March 2011.