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Morris Hill Cemetery is one of the oldest and most
well known cemeteries in the Treasure Valley. The cemetery began in
January of 1882, when Mayor James Pinney spent $2,000 of city funds
to purchase the eighty acres on the bench from William H.
Ridenbaugh and Mrs. Lavinia I. Morris (a widow). Although he was
heavily criticized for purchasing the land, the City of Boise took
over operation on March 1, 1882.
Some of the causes of death in our first burial record,
beginning in 1882, include snow slide, gunshot, murder, dropsy,
consumption, poison, falling tree, falling rock, rickets gathering
in the head, bright's disease, La Grippe, and steel car
Since the cemetery was originally platted creating thousands of
available lots in 1882, more sections have been added over the
years, establishing thousands more. The cemetery currently consists
of 70 developed (platted) acres, with 55 sections and a mausoleum
with over 32,000 interred.
In the 122 years of operation most of the platted lots have been
sold, with slightly more than two thousand remaining for sale
(about 5% of the total original 38,700). As of October 1, 2011,
monument marker lots (upright markers or flat markers) are
$1400.00, flat marker lots (flat markers only) are $800.00 and ash
lots (cremations only) are $450.00. When fully occupied, the
cemetery will always be full of life, from the green grasses to
stately trees, with all sorts of wildlife including families of
squirrels and birds to the occasional deer, turkey, or fox.
Please feel free to stop by to visit Morris Hill Cemetery, and
take the Morris Hill Cemetery Walking Tour. You may
contact our office if you have questions.
The Cemetery Main Office is located at the Parks &
Recreation Administration Office
1104 Royal Blvd, Boise, Idaho 83706
Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
208-608-7598 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org