Founded in 1882, Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery is located in Southwest Portland.
Fourteen Civil War veterans formed the Grand Army Cemetery Association and purchased the cemetery in 1882. The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War took over the management and administration of the cemetery at that time. The oldest marker is dated Oct. 15, 1889. Salmon Brown, son of John Brown (of the song "John Brown's Body") is buried here.
Metro's historic cemeteries not only offer a unique look into the past, but are managed as active facilities. Public inquiries concerning gravesite selection and other services are welcome. Metro maintains burial records for use by family historians and genealogical researchers. To locate a gravesite, you can search the records online or contact cemetery staff.
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