HISTORIC CEMETERY

Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

New and added in 2021, our Cemetery Kiosk Map reflects all the cemetery blocks, their block numbers and in the various sections of the cemetery. The picture on the top right is of one of our individual block numbered signs, first added in the City section in 2019, and installed to an additional four sections of the cemetery in 2021.  The addition of a bulletin board that provides QR codes allowing visitors to access the burial records on site. By using the QR code, the cemetery map and following the block numbered signs visitors will find it much easier and faster to locate the grave site of a friend or loved one.

The Cemetery Sexton and the City of Jacksonville are responsible for the overall care of the roadways throughout the cemetery, the grounds within the City Section and do their very best to maintain other sections of the cemetery. Their efforts are greatly supported by volunteers and the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery. We host Community Clean-up Days to keep the grounds neat and safe for all who visit, as well as for city workers and volunteers. In between the major clean-up days, smaller mini clean-ups are carried out on a regular basis and throughout the year. Our Adopt-A-Block program which began in March 2021, has been a tremendous help in providing additional care for the grounds and burial sites. 

Trained volunteers continue to restore and preserve grave markers, curbing, fencing, and decorative urns and bollards. Additionally, volunteer's clean markers in order to make them easier to read and more important, to preserve them for future generations. See the About and Our Volunteers pages on this web site for details.


All this work takes money and while our fund raisers and an occasional grant help, it is the generous donations from friends, families and residents that help us to continue with our work. Donations support our mission to Restore, Preserve, Document, and Safeguard our Cemetery for Future Generations.  The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery is a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) nonprofit corporation and all donations are tax-deductible. You may designate your donation for specific projects, such as restoration work, grounds maintenance projects, or educational programs. Please make your checks payable to the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery (FOJHC) and mail to P.O. Box 1541, Jacksonville, Oregon 97530. Your donation will be acknowledged with our sincere appreciation and a receipt.​


Another way to support the work of the FOJHC and remember a family member or friend is through a Memorial Gift in their name. A donation to the FOJHC also makes a unique and meaningful gift for that special person celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other occasion and who cares about history and preservation.

The FOJHC is a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust. A donation to the FOJHC followed by a matching gift to the Cultural Trust allows you to claim your tax credit and help two great Oregon Organizations. Please visit their web site at: for complete details.

Our sincere appreciation and gratitude to all who have continued to support our work through your generous donations. Thank you as well for your thoughtful and kind words acknowledging the care the cemetery has received, and the wonderful work that has been accomplished by our volunteers. 

Please email us at: with any questions or concerns you may have regarding donations. Thank you for your consideration and support.