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CEMETERY
Black Diamond's Historic Cemetery is located at 24431 Morgan Street.

The city-owned Black Diamond Cemetery, founded in 1884, sits on Cemetery Hill Road, hidden by a row of trees and marked by a wooden sign erected by local Scouts.

The cemetery has more than 1,200 graves, giving visitors a sense of the cultural diversity and tragedy that existed in Black Diamond when coal mining was at its peak. Tombstones mark graves of residents who came from Wales, Italy, Australia, Russia, Germany and many other countries.

Mayor Howard Botts says a Civil War veteran is buried there, as are many children who died in the early 1900s in epidemics of small pox and the flu. At least half a dozen graves mark those of mine workers who died in explosions in 1902, 1910 and 1915.

The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in April 2000.
(Atricle by Dana Blozis SE Living -2007)

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

 
GENERAL INFORMATION AND RATES

4 Culture Grant for the replacement of the existing water line that serves the Cemetery (Summer/Fall 2012)

 

Plots and niches are available to purchase through Black Diamond City Hall. Not all sections of the cemetery are available for burials. Please contact City Hall to schedule a meeting to discuss plot or niche availability.

Single Lot Purchase - $1,500

Double Lot Purchase (2 lots) - $2,500

Single Niche Purchase - $325

Double Niche Purchase - $425

Opening and Closing (Plots) - $500

Opening and Closing (Niche) - $100

Liner - Actual cost plus 20%

Liner Setting Fee - $250

Vault - Actual cost plus 20%

Vault Setting Fee - $250

Headstone Placement Fee - $100 (Normal, up to 44"x20"- no upright headstones permitted)

 
Volunteers needed for Head Stone cleaning at the Black Diamond cemetery. Please contact Natural Resources/Parks at (360) 886-5700 or anix@ci.blackdiamond.wa.us
 

DOCUMENTS

Cemetery Map

Alphabetical Burial Index

     
    CEMETERY BOARD MEETING MATERIAL (Agenda and Material)
   
DATE PACKET MATERIAL (Includes Agenda)
 
2014
   
June 3, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
February 20, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
 


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