8020 Auburn Way North
Auburn, King County, Washington 98002
The Auburn Pioneer Cemetery, located at 8th NE and Auburn Way North in Auburn, Washington. Although the date above the entry arch reads 1878, burials actually took place at the cemetery much earlier. We know that John and Rachel Faucett began using the land as their family burial plot when they lost two young daughters in early 1866. The Faucett family monument graces the earliest marked graves in the cemetery (and is the reason why the cemetery was known as the Faucett Cemetery in its early days), but there is some suggestion that burials had taken place on the land even earlier. The community at large soon joined the Faucetts in burying their loved ones at this peaceful crossroads just north of town. According to notes on an early plat map of the cemetery, the land was originally donated for use as an official cemetery in January of 1878
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