Astoria, Oregon: Cenotaph of Chief Comcomly

Chief Comcomly died in 1830, and a statue of an Indian with a feathered headdress and a hatchet serves as a memorial in a local cemetery.

Address:
Greenwood Cemetery Rd, Astoria, OR
Directions:
Greenwood Cemetery. from Astoria drive southeast on Hwy 202 for about four miles. After you cross the river the road will bend left, and then you'll see the cemetery entrance on the left. Enter the cemetery and stay to the left. After you drive past the house you'll see the grave on the right. Up main road. Statue is on right just past house.
Hours:
Gated after dark. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Cenotaph of Chief Comcomly

There is a very tall grave marker in a cemetery just east of Astoria, Oregon. It is a large statue commemorating the Comcomly tribe of the Clatsop Indians.

[Dan, 03/31/2015]

The chief wears a tall feathered headdress and carries a hatchet. His symbolic burial canoe monument is a few miles north, next to the towering Astoria Column. He may be buried in the cemetery, or beneath the canoe, or maybe somewhere else.


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