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 Des Moines Historical Society has taken charge of the care and conservation of cemetery records and of the cemetery itself.
To find a grave in the Hillgrove Cemetery, click here!