Morris Hill Cemetery

317 N. Latah

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History

MHMemorialDay.jpgMorris 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 accident.

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: cemeteryinfo@cityofboise.org