waverly jewish cemetery
There there is a Jewish cemetery at all in Albany is testimony to the one-time prosperity of the town. There’s no synagog in Albany these days, which accounts for the forgotten character of Waverly Jewish, matching the general scratchiness of the greater Waverly Cemetery. It does have a few recent graves, signalling that a few Jews survive in this fundamentalist corner of the Willamette Valley.

The one great mystery about this cemetery is that, according to sources, it was once known as Saint Johns Cemetery. Since it has been Jewish since its inception, one can only wonder.


It occupies the SW corner of Waverly Memorial, q.v. for directions.
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