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Nine Mile Cemetery
Wallace, Shoshone County, Idaho

Lat: 47° 29' 20"N, Lon: 115° 54' 58"W
T48N R4E Sec 23

Contact: Dennis O'Brien
413 Cedar St, Wallace ID 83873


Transcribed by Maggie Rail, © Mar 05, 2006, last edited Aug 25, 2017 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 2,734.

From Wallace take Nine Mile Canyon Road northeast for about a mile. The road into the cemetery will be on the left and it is called Cemetery Road.

Originally this was at least three separate cemeteries, the United Cemetery, Miners Union Cemetery and Catholic Cemetery. Each one of the original cemeteries has been changed to be called a Section of the larger cemetery. New sections were being added at the time I was there, because it is still growing. It has plenty of room for growth, since they utilize hillsides. One almost needs mountain climbing gear to read this cemetery, and some of them made me wonder how they got up there to bury the people.

The cemetery now is under the umbrella of the Nine Mile Cemetery Association, Inc, which was organized in 1965, and operates under a board of directors. Since that time the cemetery has been upgraded with many capital improvements. They are supported by tax deductible contributions and bequests to keep the cemetery operating. All donations can be sent to Nine Mile Cemetery Association, PO Box 469, Wallace Idaho 83873.

The cemetery records are maintained by Dennis O'Brien at 208-752-1131. I was able to get a copy of the records he had and add the locations to most of the readings. If I found one in those records which I found no stone for that means I have no photo and there usually were no dates. I placed an * asterisk following these entries. If the entry says photo, that means there was as photo on the stone.

Barry Carver is hired to take care of all of the caretaking duties, which includes all the groundskeeping duties, work days etc. Barry has done this for many years. He told me he still does all the digging by hand when there is a burial, which sometimes requires a pick as well as the shovel. He keeps the whole cemetery in very good shape. Here is a map of the area.

At present they still are trying to continue to make improvements on it, such as get barriers up to show where the sections begin and end. I may have some incorrect because it is most definitely difficult to know where the line is which separates them. The Catholic section is still in need of much renovation.

I started reading this cemetery on Aug 24, 2005 and was able to finish it on Sep 08, 2005. I used a digital camera and have a photo of every existing and legible stone in 2005.

- Maggie Rail


L = left side of road
R = right side of road
Sec C1 = Columbarium #1
Sec C2 = Columbarium #2
Sec C3a = Columbarium #3a
Sec C3b = Columbarium #3b
Sec Ca = Catholic Sec
Sec E = Eagle Sec
Sec EB = Eagle Baby Sec
Sec FH = Forest Home Sec
Sec G = Grand Mound
Sec I - IOOF Sec
Sec K = Kannegaard Sec
Sec M = Middle section
Sec MB = Middle Baby Sec
Sec MU = Miners Union Sec
Sec S = Small Sec
Sec V = Vets Sec
Sec Vi = Vista Sec
Sec W = Worstell section
Sec WofM = West of Main Rd Sec
Shoshone Funeral Home, Kellogg ID
c/o = child of
d/o = dau of
FH = Funeral Home
h/o = husband of
s/by = stone by
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
sss = shared surname stone
w/o =wife of

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