Cemetery notes and/or description: The Ross Family Cemetery is located within the Fort Lewis Army Reservation. Visitors must secure a pass at the main post gate to gain access to the post.
This cemetery is inside the boundaries of a firing range. It is best that visitors check with "Range Control" before driving near the firing range. In the photo on the cemetery page is a tall dark green flag pole. If the range "is hot" there will be a red pennant flag on that flag pole indicating that there is active firing happening on the range. Civilians are not allowed on the firing ranges when they are active.
Take I-5 to exit number 120, towards FORT LEWIS/NO. FORT LEWIS. Merge onto FORT LEWIS exit at the fork in the ramp. Turn RIGHT at the Fort Lewis Visitor's Center if a visitor's pass is needed. Continue on through the security gate. Continue on 41st Division Drive until it makes a hard left curve and the road name changes to Railroad Avenue. At the fork in the road veer to the right onto 2nd Division Range Road. (Cemetery Road is the road to the left and will take you to the main Ft Lewis Cemetery.) Stay on the paved road until you see the marker for the Mortar Range 3. A photo of the marker is on the main cemetery page.
Range Control contact information: 253-967-6371 (24 hour contact)
Cemetery contact: J.C. Matthews Public Affairs First Corps Fort Lewis, WA 98433 253-967-0158
Website to request a Visitor's Pass. This site lists the main Ft. Lewis Cemetery but does not have information on the five small pioneer cemeteries including the Ross Family Cemetery.