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Ranald McDonald Cemetery
This database is an index to Ranald McDonald Cemetery located in Ferry County, Washington.
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T40N R32E Sec 22
Lat: 48° 56' 51"N, Lon: 118° 45' 43"W
East of Hwy #21 one mile, and north of Curlew, follow signs. It is well marked. When you find it, you have a somewhat steep climb to the top of the hill where the cemetery is.
This has become a famous cemetery because of Ranald McDonald's life. It is said that many Japanese tour to this cemetery to pay their respects. There are coins left from visitors at the base of the stone for Ranald McDonald.
It has been named a Heritage Site, by the State Parks and Recreation Commission. The cemetery doesn’t appear to be maintained that well, but it is fenced and perhaps cleaned out annually.
Besides the following headstones, there were several white unmarked crosses in the cemetery.
I visited and surveyed this cemetery on July 19, 2001. ~ Maggie Rail
Database: Ranald McDonald Cemetery, Ferry County, 1894-1982. ONLINE 2009. Washington Secretary of State. Index, directions, history and transcription notes donated to the Washington Historical Records Project by Maggie Rail, August 2009.