Redmond Pioneer Cemetery, 180th Avenue NE between NE 70th and NE 76th Streets
This community cemetery is the final resting place of many members of early Redmond families, including the Adair, Olsen, Perrigo, and Sikes families.
Establishment & Prominent Graves
The Redmond Pioneer Cemetery was established in 1886 and maintains over 1,300 burial sites. The land for the cemetery was thought to be donated by the Tosh and Perrigo families but after more research it was learned that neither Tosh nor Perrigo owned the land. John Perry homesteaded the land in 1885 and was likely the donor of the land.
The cemetery contains the remains of many of the people associated with the founding and development of Redmond including:
Key figures such as the Sikes and Adair families
Families of logging pioneers, including the Breckbery, Elduen, Olson, and Isackson families
Farming pioneers, including the Hutcheson, Tosh, Perry, Perrigo, Weise families
Community leaders such as Mayor William Bill Brown
Ethnic & National Origins
The surnames in the cemetery appear largely Anglo and Scandinavian reflecting the logging and general early development of the region. Grave markers in the cemetery reflect the cultural diversity of early residents.