CENTRAL RIDGE CEMETERY

by Laura Lowry

Highway 64 leaves Highway 95 at Craigmont and goes to Nezperce.  Mid-way between the two towns is the turn-off to Central Ridge at the site of the old Mohler store.  The Central Ridge Cemetery is located eight miles north on the main Central Ridge Road.  The cemetery lies on the right side of the road on an acre of land donated by an early settler, William W. (Bill) Simmons.

The cemetery records have been kept by the Melcum family.  The cemetery is not part of a cemetery district, so the upkeep has been left to family and friends.  Early in its history the small sum paid for lots was used for a fence to surround the cemetery.

The first burial was in 1898, and the last in 2000.  Many of the graves have no stones, which makes their identification difficult.  With the passage of time fewer descendants of those who lie buried tend the gravesites.  The town of Steel about a mile north of the cemetery and most of the families who settled Central Ridge are gone.  The cemetery remains as a part of those earlier times.

For more information, please contact the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society, Box 61, Craigmont, Idaho 83523 or Shelley Kuther, skuther@camasnet.com  208-790-7890 or Byron Bovey, bdbovey@wildblue.net  208-924-7336.

 

A

B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

 

	
                      BACK       HOME
 

 

If you have any records, photos, family information, etc., we would love for you to share.  Or if you have questions or suggestions, please drop me a line. My email address is Lewis County Coordinator 

2010 - Present

Keeping Internet Genealogy Free

Copyright Notice:
All materials contained on these pages are furnished for the free use of those engaged in researching their family origins. Any commercial use or distribution, without the consent of the host/author of these pages is prohibited. All images1 used on these pages were obtained from sources permitting free distribution, or generated by the author, and are subject to the same restrictions/permissions. All persons contributing material for posting on these pages do so in recognition of their free, non-commercial distribution, and further, is responsible to assure that no copyright is violated by their submission.