PLEASE RESPECT OUR HISTORIC GRAVEYARDS 
AND THE PRIVATE PROPERTIES ADJOINING THEM

Protection of cemeteries—Penalties.
(1) Every person who in a cemetery unlawfully or without right willfully destroys, cuts, mutilates, effaces, or otherwise injures, tears down or removes, any tomb, plot, monument, memorial, or marker, or any gate, door, fence, wall, post, or railing, or any enclosure for the protection of a cemetery or any property in a cemetery is guilty of a class C felony.  RCW 68.60.40.

Protection of Historic Graves—Penalty:  Any person who knowingly removes, mutilates, defaces, injures, or destroys any historic grave shall be guilty of a class C felony.  RCW 68.60.500

The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has granted Walla Walla Historic Cemeteries a Certificate of Authority pursuant to RCW 68.60.030 for the Care and Maintenance of the Rose Hill (Buroker) Cemetery northeast of the corner of Middle Waitsburg and Smith roads, as well as a Certificate of Authority for the Care and Maintenance of the Lyons Creek (Hendrix) Cemetery northeast of the corner of Mill Creek and Meiners roads, and for the Stubblefield (Saling) Cemetery northwest of the corner of Reser and Foster Roads.  Additional certificates of authority may be granted to Walla Walla Historic Cemeteries in the future. 


To visit any of the historic cemeteries managed by Walla Walla Historic Cemeteries, please call 509-416-6260, or email wwhistoriccemeteries@gmail.com.  For more information on historic cemeteries in the Walla Walla area, see the links in the upper right-hand corner of this page which include the names of those buried there along with biographical information for some.


For information on other Walla Walla County Historic Sites, go to ww2020.net/historic-sites.