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Ephrata Cemetery
Ephrata, Grant County, Washington

3th Ave SW to D St, Ephrata WA

121 Alder St SW, 98823
509-754-4601, Ext 120

Lat: 47 19' 07"N, Lon: 118 33' 30"W
T21N R26E Sec 15

Contributed by Maggie Rail, © Oct 16, 2004, last edited Mar 29, 2010 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 2,615.

From Basin Street drive northwest on 5th Ave SW to D St. The cemetery is abutting the Ephrata City Cemetery on the northwest corner.

This cemetery is owned and maintained by the city of Ephrata. It is managed by a Cemetery Board under the wing of the city council. Records may be found in the office of the city clerk.

The cemetery area is covered with selected trees, giving a serene beauty around the grounds. It has about three sections, which appear to have room still for new burials. There are many places where a headstone is missing or never had one, and some were illegible. The records at city hall also do not have all of the complete burials, therefore many names will be missing.

I first typed up my transcription from the photos I took when I was there in June. I then compared this work with the city records. I found many differences in names or spelling, so I went with the reading on the stone when that occurred. There may be duplications if I was unsure whether it was the same person. In some instances I found readings that are not listed in the city records. They have all the records of the burials, with many instances of no name or a name with no dates. I apologize for any errors I might have made. Earliest burial I found was in 1873.

I walked and read this cemetery on Jun 23, 2004, using a digital camera. I am happy to share the photos I have. Those followed by an asterisk * are listings I do not have a photo of. Those records came from the Sexton files, and either have no marker, or the photo was not good. Many stones were worn or buried, not revealing the inscription well enough to read.
- Maggie Rail

b.= born
Bl = block
c/o = child of
FH = funeral home
h/o = husband of

s/by = stone by
s/o = son of
Sp = space
sss= shares surname stone
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of

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