Willie Keil Grave

Willie Keil Grave (HM2DWT)

Location: Raymond, WA 98577 Pacific County
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N 46° 38.719', W 123° 39.677'

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On the hill behind is the grave of Willie Keil, nineteen year old son of Dr. William Keil, leader of the Bethel Colony that came west to settle here in November, 1855.
Willie was to have driven the leading team in the wagon train which was to leave Bethel, Missouri in May, 1855. Four days before their departure Willie died. Because of his great desire to go west with the group, the decision was made to take his body along. It was placed in a lead-lined box filled with alcohol. The sealed coffin was carried in a wagon remodeled as a hearse which led the wagon train west. In the evening by lamp-light, Willie was buried here November 26, 1855.
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Placed ByWashington State Parks
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Date Added Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 449393 N 5165963
Decimal Degrees46.64531667, -123.66128333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 38.719', W 123° 39.677'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 38' 43.14" N, 123° 39' 40.62" W
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Area Code(s)360
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8 Camp 1 Rd, Raymond WA 98577, US
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