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Hillgrove Cemetery - 1997

Hillgrove Cemetery, a registered King County Landmark, is one of Highline’s premiere historic sites. Located in the City of SeaTac on S. 200th Street, just south of SeaTac Int’l. Airport, the privately-owned cemetery is the final resting place of many Highline pioneer families. More than 350 people are buried at Hillgrove. Veterans interred there are from the Civil War (both North and South), the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II and Korea.

In 1997, The Highline Historical Society, in collaboration with Highline High School, received a King County Cultural Education grant for the restoration of the cemetery. Led by teacher Wendy Sayan, groups of students spent several years re-seating and cleaning headstones, replacing broken or stolen monuments, landscaping the area and tending the cemetery on days it was open to the public. More recently the City of SeaTac has mowed the grass and assisted with building a rockery on a threatened slope. The restoration and the mowing, along with the involvement of the students, has greatly reduced the once-rampant vandalism of the site.

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