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The Mountain View Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Mountain View Cemetery located in Farmington, Whitman County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1873-2010. 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.
Mountain View Cemetery (Farmington) is located at Lat: 47° 04' 39"N, Lon: 117° 02' 24"W T18N R46E Sec 5
Farmington WA 99128
There are 1,212 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Dec 24, 2002, last edited Feb 09, 2011:
“To reach cemetery from the highway take First St south to Cemetery Rd, then turn left and continue for .7mi. The cemetery can be seen on the hill as you approach.”
“This is the cemetery for the town of Farmington and was established about 1877. The first cemetery started on the old Breeding farm, which bordered on the state line with Idaho. I have not found out if this is the same place. This cemetery borders the state line also.”
“Mountain View Cemetery is owned and maintained by Whitman County Cemetery District #8, Farmington WA.”
“This cemetery sits in the middle of farmland on a slight hill, with evergreen trees scattered throughout the cemetery. The older section appears to be on the north side. A newer section has been started on the south side.”
“The earliest birth date I found listed is 1800, earliest death date 1873. Abbrev: s/w = stone with, s/o = son of, w/o = wife of, h/o = husband of, d/o = daughter of.”
“I walked and read this cemetery on Aug 21-23, 2002. A storm stopped me from completing it in one visit, which was beautiful to watch as it came in from the mountains of Idaho. Some of my photos show the darkened sky.
“After transcribing from my survey of the cemetery, I compared my work with that of a previous reading done in 1972 by Carrie and Weston Lartigue. I have placed an asterisk after names they had which I found no marker for.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Mountain View Cemetery (Farmington) 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.