Our Story

The Woodbine Cemetery Association was incorporated March 25,1893 and maintained the cemetery until May 1, 1951 at which time; a vote was passed to dissolve the association and incorporate into the Rainier Cemetery District. Soon after, some land was donated to expand and Green Mountain cemetery was started. Over the next eleven years, six more cemeteries within Columbia County would be annexed into the District; with Mayger Cemetery on April 7, 1952; Knights of Pythias Cemetery on 1954; Neer City and Kobel Cemeteries on May 21, 1958; Apiary Cemetery on January 25, 1961 and Stewart Creek Cemetery on August 3, 1961. 

Also around this time the land was purchased accross from Woodbine Cemetery that would become Hudson Cemetery.

With nine cemeteries the Rainier Cemetery Distirct carried on until July 1, 2012 when the three cemeteries in Clatskanie; Murray Hill; Maplewood and Cedar Hill or Bryant Cemeteries were annexed into the Distirct.