Camp Polk Cemetery, Sisters, Oregon

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Date: 1880 [unknown]
Location: Sisters, Deschutes, Oregon, United Statesmap
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This page is part of the Oregon Cemeteries Project

See the Camp Polk Cemetery category for a partial list of people buried in this cemetery. This is a work in progress. See also Camp Polk Cemetery Table of Graves for the ongoing transcription work.

Cemetery name: Camp Polk Cemetery

Address: Cemetery Rd, Sisters, OR 97759

GPS Coordinates: 44.3231010, -121.5139008


Also known as the Hindman Cemetery, for the family who settled there when the military post of Camp Polk closed. It is also known as the Sisters Cemetery.

In October 1865, an Army camp of eight log cabins was established on a hillside near the present location of Camp Polk Cemetery. This Army camp was named Camp Polk, and lends the cemetery its name. The camp was abandoned in May 1866. Samuel Hindman homesteaded the meadow in 1873, and his barn (or, rather, its beams) is the oldest still standing in Deschutes County.

The area is now a meadow preserve, replete with informative signage, managed by the Deschutes Land Trust. The cemetery is located at the end of the road, after passing the meadow and barn.

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