Hillsboro, the county seat of Washington County, Oregon, is situated in the Tualatin Valley. Having a population in excess of 97,000, it is the fifth largest city in the state.
There are currently six funeral homes in Hillsboro, serving bereaved families across the city. Three of these funeral homes in Hillsboro are close to the city center, within five miles.
Hillsboro has two crematoriums, as well as seven cemeteries and memorial gardens, laid out around the city, including the historic Hillsboro Pioneer Cemetery on East Main Street, the oldest cemetery in Washington County, Mountainside Cemetery on Hillsboro Highway, and the Old Scotch Church Cemetery on Scotch Church Road.
There are a number of prominent churches and places of worship in Hillsboro, including St. Matthew Catholic Church on 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church on Grant Street, Congregation Beth Israel on Flanders Street, and Bilal Masjid Mosque on 160th Avenue, Beaverton.
The state law of Oregon requires a death to be registered by filed death certificate within five days after the death. Embalming is necessary for certain cases, including if the burial or cremation will not occur for over 24 hours or if the death resulted from a communicable disease. Burial on private land is possible in certain cases, and there are no specific laws against scattering ashes.
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