Place:Riffe Cemetery, Lewis, Washington, United States


NameRiffe Cemetery
Coordinates46.534444°N 122.428611°W
Located inLewis, Washington, United States

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This information was originally posted to the WALEWIS-L mailing list and has been added to the Lewis Co., WA GenWeb database with the kind permission of the original poster, Sharon. Here is Sharon's introduction to the list:

"When the dam was built and the graves moved to other cemeteries, there was a list put out by the (I believe) Army Corp of Engineers. There were 221 graves moved from Riffe Cemetery."

Findagrave notes

"Cemetery notes and/or description: The original location of Riffe Cemetery is now under the Riffe Lake reservoir created when the Mossyrock Dam was constructed.

Before the dam was completed in 1968, the majority of graves were relocated to Doss Cemetery in Mossyrock. Others were relocated to cemeteries in Lewis and surrounding counties. Although the original cemetery records were destroyed in a fire around 1900, some records can be found at the Chehalis Timberland Library and Lewis County Historical Museum." ~ notes from Findagrave