Date: July 24, 2001

Cemetery: Tigard Evangelical Cemetery
Established: 1886
Street: NE1/4 Sec. 10, T.2S R.1W    (99W & Bull Mtn. Road-east side of 99W)
Type: Road-public
City: Tigard
Township: T2S R1W S10
County: Washington
State: Oregon
Nation: USA
Zip: 97223
Nearby: 99W/Pacific Highway intersection w/ Bull Mtn Rd. -50 feet NE of intersection-in trees!
Location: Suburban-undeveloped
Land: Hillside
Watersource: No
Features: Tall trees, no marker, overgrown. A few visable tombstones.
Sign: No
Land Type: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Gravestones: 12
Oldest: unknown c. 1886 probably
Newest: unknown-1920?
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Buried: Unsure
Removed: Unknown
Weather problems: Unknown
Pollution problems: No
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location: Survey#12250 Washington Co. shows church as owner
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Vandalized: Yes
Police report:
VA: Gravestones-Broken
Overgrowth: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Damaging
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Vegetation: Moss
Drainage: Seasonal problem
Problem: Encroachment
Restoration: No work started as of yet
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Residential
Change: Unknown
Reason: Roads
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Contacted: Liz Newton, Asst. City Manager for the City of Tigard

Other Information

Someone is building a visable tunnel under the cemetery, presumably to remove/move the tombs RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT! And yet, I have seen nothing written, no public forums held, no public notice made. The work is clearly visable from 99W at the base of Bull Mtn Road, but no one probably realizes what the work is for/doing, or that they are destroying/moving a pioneer cemetery! Help! Someone needs to answer for this! And the work needs to stop until some answers are given!

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name: Bret A. Lieuallen
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