Fox Valley

Also Known As: Lyons

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Nearest Town:


Est. # Burials:



T 9S, R 2E, 20

Size in Acres:


USGS Lat/Lon:

444615N 1223501W


Driving Directions:

From Stayton, east on Santiam Hwy 22
At Lyons, turn So.
Thru town to Lyons-Mill City Road (State Highway 222), turn left
1.3 m, on left, Fox Valley Cemetery.


Contact Info:

Linn Co. Tax Assessor:
Lot D-400
City of Lyons
PO Box 81
Lyons, OR 97358-0081
Deed Ref: 312-318

From "Lyons - Yesterday and Today", published by City of Lyons, 1982:

Fox Valley Cemetery [is] located about two miles east of Lyons, on the north side of the county road.  This land first served as a grave yard for two infant children of Preston and Martha berry.  Later neighbors requested and were granted the right to bury their dead at this site.  The first person buried here was Frances Berry.  Born June 24, 1854, died August 15, 1859.

The land was later donated and set aside as a cemetery by Preston and Martha Berry in 1879.  The lots in this original section are numbered 1-84 beginning at the northwest corner.

First addition:  In May 1931 the Cemetery Association was authorized to purchase from Pearl Colby 1 1/2 acres adjoining Fox Valley Cemetery on the east line.  The lots in this first addition are numbered from 1-103 starting at the northwest corner of the first addition.

On the 27th day of September, 1947 the Articles of Incorporation were signed.  Those signing were Kenneth Morris, Alice Huber, Eululia Lyons.

In April, 1973 at the Lyons City Council meeting, Stewart Mayo presented plans for an archway to the main entrance of Fox Valley Pioneer Cemetery in memorial to the Mayo family.  It will be welded to the ground and have a coat of rustoleum primer with one or more coats of wrought iron black.  It will be nine feet, six inches high and twelve, six inches wide.

Currently the City of Lyons holds the permanent records of the cemetery and sells all lots.

[Sources indicate that Leslie Haskin included this cemetery is his WPA survey -- but apparently I missed it when I pulled these records.  I'll transcribe the WPA history for this site at a future date.  LLJ]

Published Transcriptions:

    Pennington, Norma. Fox Valley Cemetery records : Lyons, Oregon, 1854-1991 / compiled by Norma (Berry) Pennington.  W.R. Berry Publishing, c1992.

Online Transcriptions:

    Surveyed in 1999 by Cathy Morgan and available at Jan Phillips' website.


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References used to prepare these cemetery pages are provided.
Lisa L. Jones prepared and is solely responsible for the content of these pages. 
Copyright 2001.