Our history is your history. Our cemetery is rich in the tradition and history of the Ballard & Crown Hill neighborhoods. We were founded in 1903 to support the needs of Ballard’s growing population. Ballard at the time was a bustling city of 10,000 and the shingle capital of the world.
The citizens needed a local cemetery so a group of local citizens formed the Crown Hill Cemetery Association. The association, headed by Mayor A.W. Mackie, established the cemetery in April 1903. It was set on a 10 acre parcel that encompassed a gentle knoll just beyond NW 85th street, or Boundary Street as it was known in 1903, Ballard’s northern city limits.
In 1923 the cemetery was purchased by Ballard residents Arthur & Louanna Marshall. Since then it has been privately owned and managed. John Miller has owned the cemetery since 1998. Phillip Howell is the General Manager and Family Services Counselor.