reedsport masonic cemetery
Four open acres without a whole lot to recommend them, save for one curious, chainsaw-carved statue just inside the south entrance, of an angel hovering over a couple of kids, ostensibly playing on the beach. She’s an angel, but she looks like she was carved by Edvard Munch.

Reedsport is a perfectly fine place, but it’s overshadowed by Coos Bay/North Bend just to the south a bit. It would be a fishing village, but that slot is held by Winchester Bay. The town was founded in 1852 yet not platted until 1900; consequently, its cemetery lacks much old stuff and is without white bronze or WoW stumps, both distinguishing characteristics of any good pioneer cemetery in these parts.


In the SW corner of the intersection of Longwood Dr. and Ranch Rd. on the southern end of Reedsport and on the east side of Hwy. 101.
24 photos · 120 views