Oregon cemetery listed as national historical landmark

EAGLE POINT, Ore. (AP) - A cemetery in southern Oregon has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said Friday that Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point was the second national cemetery in Oregon to be added.

The other is Willamette National Cemetery, which was entered onto the National Register of Historic Places in July.

The Eagle Point cemetery was created in 1952 to serve the needs of veterans who were living at Camp White, a World War II-era military training center near Medford.

The 43-acre cemetery is about 14 miles northeast of Medford, in Jackson County, and holds 19,893 interments.

It entered the national cemetery system in 1973 after veterans' cemeteries were consolidated under the authority of the Veterans Administration.

KGW


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