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The Old Scott’s Valley Cemetery (also known as Nessly Cemetery) index lists individuals interred at this cemetery located in Tum Tum, Stevens County, Washington. See photos. Death dates on the markers range from 1890-1912. 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.
The Old Scott’s Valley Cemetery is located at West Riverview Lane, Tum Tum, WA, Lat: 47° 53' 50"N, Lon: 117° 40' 54"W T28N R41E Section 30
There are 8 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, 1999, last edited Jan 23, 2007:
“This cemetery is located about a mile southwest of Scott's Valley Cemetery on Scott's Valley Rd.”
“This cemetery is the older Scott's Valley cemetery. I have found very little history on it. The current Sexton said it was started by the first settlers to the Scott's Valley area. At a later date a different cemetery was started, using land donated by Nathan Newell. Several from this cemetery were removed to the newer cemetery leaving the following list of names.”
“The original size of the cemetery was perhaps larger. A chain link fence is built around what has been preserved. It can be reached by taking Hwy 291 west from Tum Tum for about one mile, then turn right, or north, onto Scott's Valley Road. Continue on for about 2 mi, then turn right onto West Riverview Lane for 1/4 mile. The cemetery lies off to the right in a farmer's field.”
“Below is the inscription which was on the back of the shared headstone of the Scotts:
. "The area lying north of this monument is known as Scott's Valley. It was originally homesteaded by Bryon F. Scott in the year of 1888.”
“Remaining in this cemetery are primarily Scott family members, all of which were original settlers of Scott's Valley. I surveyed this cemetery on May 20, 1999.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Old Scott’s Valley Cemetery, Stevens County, 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, August 2011.
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