Kanaka Cemetery is located on the side of a hill, approximately 100 yards from Highway 96 on the Klamath River scenic highway. While anyone you ask will tell you "you can't miss it," you can. From Interstate 5 take Highway 96 east to the "town" of Gottville. You will see a sign which reads "Empire Creek." At that point, turn around and head back west on 96. Drive back about one mile, watching on the left on the hillside for the Kanaka sign. If you reach the mobile home on the right you have gone too far. There will be an opening where you can pull off and park on the north side of the highway but it is very small. You could always try to find it like we did. There is a brown home, very nice, on the river side of the highway. We parked near it then wandered around looking up on the hillside trying to find the cemetery. Mr. Smith came out of the house and after we explained our plight, he directed us to the cemetery...after asking us what it was worth. Very nice couple, the Smiths, but please don't bother them. The opening where you can park and walk to the cemetery is approximately 150 yards downriver from his house. From there, walk downriver and uphill until you reach the cemetery. The only markers in Kanaka are metal markers with names engraved. Only one marker had dates.
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|Jarrott Family||Family gravesite, no other information.|
|Alpia, Mary Jan|
|Mason, Mrs. Dan|
|Butler, William Sr.|
|Butler, William Jr.|
|Nightwine, M. E.||1874||1932|
|Mayo||Two children, no other information|
We'd like to give a special Thanks! to Darci and Aaron Everett for their indexing of this cemetery.
Copyright June 11, 2001
Siskiyou Cemeteries Online
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