Cemetery: Laurel Hill Cemetery
Street: Located off South 5th Street in Springfield, Oregon
City: Springfield and Eugene, Oregon
County: Lane County
Nearby: University of Oregon
Features: Laurel trees, Douglas firs, big leaf maple, incense cedar and wester white oak trees
Land Type: Public
Newest: Still used
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: Yes
Records location: Anyone with information - please help!
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Drainage: Seasonal problem
Problem: Restricted access
Problem: Access denied
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: No work started as of yet
Contacted: Jeanne Robinson, Executive Director Oregon Historic Cemeteries Association, Inc.
This historic cemetery is located on the old Thomas Judkins land claim. It was later deeded to the Springfield Internation Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #70. Noted burials include: The Briggs Family, founders of Springfield, Oregon - Albert Walker, First Mayor of Springfield, Charnel Mulligan, a co-founder of Eugene, Oregon. This cemetery has served as the resting place for both Eugene and Springfield's indigent population. The cemetery is in very bad condition back in the older sections and the "Pauper Field". If you hike back into the overgrown areas, the graves are sunken and headstones are missing. This cemetery is overseen by the IOOF, a fast-dying organization with the average age of member past 70. This historic cemetery needs help! The last major clean-up was in 1973 by the City of Springfield to honor pioneer families. Please contact me with any information on this cemetery.
Ken Guzowski, Eugene Planning Department 99 W. 10th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401
Submitted by:name: Sonja Bunn