List of cemeteries in Kansas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a listing of cemeteries in the U.S. state of Kansas.

U.S. National Cemeteries[edit]

Kansas has three United States National Cemeteries which are all administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and overseen from the Leavenworth National Cemetery. They were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

Cemetery Year Size Locality County Description Photograph
(click image to enlarge)
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery 1862 36.1 acres (146,000 m2) Fort Leavenworth Leavenworth Used as a burial ground as early as 1844, the cemetery has almost 23,000 interments. It is located near the center of the Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation. The cemetery has two large grave-markers that look like monuments for General Henry Leavenworth and Colonel Edward Hatch.[1]
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Fort Scott National Cemetery 1862 21.8 acres (88,000 m2) Fort Scott Bourbon Originally named Presbyterian Graveyard when the land was purchased and maintained by the Presbyterian Church in 1861, the cemetery is the site of about 6,000 interments. It is located on the eastern outskirts of the city of Fort Scott. A granite monument was erected in 1984 in memory of the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry.[2]
Leavenworth National Cemetery 1973 128.8 acres (0.521 km2) Leavenworth Leavenworth Located in southeast Leavenworth, the cemetery was designed concurrent to construction of the first buildings of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, and the first interment occurred in 1886. A limestone obelisk monument, dedicated in 1919, sits atop the crest of a hill in the highest ridge of the cemetery overlooking the Missouri River valley. The cemetery has more than 31,000 interments.[3]

Other cemeteries[edit]

Cemetery Locality County Description Photograph
(click image to enlarge)
Huron Cemetery Kansas City Wyandotte
Oakwood Cemetery Parsons Labette
Old Mission Cemetery Wichita Sedgwick The Mausoleum located at the cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places Old Mission Mausoleum.jpg
Stull Cemetery Stull Douglas A cemetery that has a reputation for being a gateway to Hell and a place that The Devil reportedly haunts.[4] Stull ks cemetery.JPG
America City Cemetery Near Havensville Nemaha America City Cemetery.JPG
Boy's Industrial School Cemetery Topeka Shawnee Boys Industrial School Cemetery.JPG
Vieux Family Cemetery Louisville Pottawatomie A small family cemetery along the Oregon Trail where Louis Vieux ran a river crossing.[5] Louis Vieux Tombstone.JPG
Oak Hill Cemetery Lawrence Douglas Quantrill raid victims, Langston Hughes' grandparents, and many war veterans; once called by William Allen White the "Kansas Arlington"[6] Oak Hill Cemetery (2).JPG
Simerwell Cemetery Near Auburn Shawnee A rural cemetery where the first white female born in Kansas is buried.[7] Simerwell Cemetery (2).JPG
Sunset Cemetery Manhattan Governor Nehemiah Green, Earl Woods, Samuel Wendell Williston, Solon Toothaker Kimball

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Cemetery Administration : Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery". Cem.va.gov. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Fort Scott National Cemetery - National Cemetery Administration". Cem.va.gov. 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  3. ^ "National Cemetery Administration : Leavenworth National Cemetery". Cem.va.gov. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  4. ^ Gintowt, Richard (2004-10-26). "Hell hath no fury". Lawrence.com. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  5. ^ "Flint Hills of Kansas Shopping, Dining, & Accommodations". Kansasflinthills.travel. 1998-07-21. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  6. ^ "Oak Hill Cemetery · City of Lawrence, Kansas". Lawrenceks.org. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  7. ^ "Simerwell Cemetery". Skyways.lib.ks.us. Retrieved 2014-03-07.