SR 548 & E. Blaine Rd
Blaine, Whatcom Co., Washington 98230
The Hillsdale Cemetery (also known as California Creek Cemetery) index lists individuals interred at this cemetery in located in Whatcom County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1881-2010, and 1834 is the earliest birth date shown. “Cemetery is in very good condition and well cared for. Cemetery contains the graves of several of the Icelanders that came to this region. There is a drive way thru and around the cemetery.”
This cemetery has formerly been known as the California Creek Cemetery. According to the booklet “Pioneers of Peace, August 2-8 Diamond Jubilee Anniversary, Blaine, Washington 1884-1959”. “The Methodists built their church in 1871 on the south bank of California Creek on land that is now the California Creek Cemetery. James Rucker donated the land for the church and cemetery.” Now known as the Hillsdale Cemetery Association, a Voluntary unincorporated Associated.
On September 1, 1926, the First M.E. Church of Blaine deeded to the trustees of Hillsdale Cemetery Association, approximately 2 acres for cemetery and church purposes.
The grantors, O.K. Middleton, J.A. Martin, Noble McClurg, Geo Kerr, W.J. Burton, C.W. Campbell and Fred W. Dahlen, as Trustees of the First M.E. Church of Blaine, for the consideration of one ($1.00) dollar, and other valuable considerations to them in hand paid, convey and quit-claim to F.W. Fosberg, Francis Holtzheimer, A.J. White, Grace Allen, Thomas Allen, Henry Logan, Otto Vogt and Grover Vogt, as Trustees of HILLSDALE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION, a voluntary unincorporated association, the following described real estate situation in Whatcom County, Washington, to-wit:
Beginning at the point on the section line between sections 17 and 18, township 40 north, range 1 east, where the same intersects the meander line on the south shore of California Creek; thence south along said section line two hundred fifty feet to a slough; thence easterly along the north bank of said slough to the intersection of said slough with the meander line along the south shore of said California Creek, thence along said meander line to the point of beginning, containing about two acres. The premises hereby conveyed are so conveyed for cemetery and church purposes.
Signatures dated this twenty-fourth day of August, A.D. 1926
Trustees of the First M.E. Church of Blaine
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