Mabton, Yakima County, Washington 98935
Mabton Cemetery is owned by the City of Mabton. It sits on high land with vistas of the Yakima River valley to the north and a vineyard to the east. The grounds are well maintained and have mature trees. In 2003, the cemetery held over 1,300 burials.
The first store and post office opened in Mabton in 1892. The earliest burials in the cemetery date from the period between the first plat of the town by the Mabton Townsite Company in 1902 and incorporation in 1905. Mabton I.O.O.F. Cemetery once adjoined the city cemetery on the south side. (Graves in this section are assigned lot numbers 26 and higher.) The two cemeteries are now merged.
Many people in this cemetery resided in Belma, Washington, established in 1894 across the Yakima River from Mabton (now called Grandview). Belma post office closed in 1909. Belma continued to be the place name used on some state vital records to 1918, possibly later.
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