This cemetery is located southwest of Littlerock, Washington on Mima Praire Rd. SW. approximately .5 mile before Mima Road becomes 152nd Ave and then Gate Road SW. From their original donation land claim, John and Polly Laws donated what was a part of their orchard, in 1869, for this cemetery.
There is evidence of 45 burials and only 6 of them are completely unreadable. Strangely enough, there is no evidence of wooden markers which were used frequently in the era of this burial ground.
The earliest burial was in 1864 and the most recent in 1991 with the majority of the burials in the 1860's and the first decade of the 1900's.
Transcribed for the Internet and submitted by Jerri McCoy March 14, 1998.
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Mima Prairie Pioneer Cemetery.
This cemetry was copied April 15, 1970, by Mrs. Paul D. Prichard. The information obtained in a Thurston County Historic Commission research and rehabilitation project, compelted in 1990, was compared and 6 additional names were added.