Sarah King Chambers

Sarah King Chambers Grave
Malheur County, Oregon


Sarah King Chambers was born in 1823 in Madison County, Ohio. In 1845 she traveled with her husband Rowland and two children, headed for Oregon. Sarah died on September 3, 1845; her grave is located in remote Oregon desert country on the infamous “Meek Cutoff,” near the banks of the North Fork of the Malheur River. It is marked by the original headstone.


About 25 miles north of Juntura, Oregon

Juntura is about 65 miles west of Vale on U.S. 20. From Juntura follow a winding dirt road that leads to Beulah Reservoir. In 22 miles, cross a bridge near an intersection with the road to Westfall. Turn left at the intersection. The grave site is about 2 miles down this road, just off the road to the right, on a small knoll.

The site is open to the public; ownership is not known.


Source: Randy Brown and Reg Duffin, Graves and Sites on the Oregon and California Trails, OCTA, 2nd edition, 1998, pp 94-95

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