Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery

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Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery
Minneapolis Pioneer Soldiers Cemetery 2007 SSW.JPG
Pillar on right is marker for Charles W. Christmas (1798-1904), first county surveyor of Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery is located in Minnesota
Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery
Location 2925 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°56′58.64″N 93°14′40.49″W / 44.9496222°N 93.2445806°W / 44.9496222; -93.2445806Coordinates: 44°56′58.64″N 93°14′40.49″W / 44.9496222°N 93.2445806°W / 44.9496222; -93.2445806
Built 1925
NRHP Reference # 02000612 [1]
Added to NRHP June 6, 2002

The Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery is the oldest extant cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, located at the intersections of Lake Street and Cedar Avenue. It was established in 1853 and serves as the final resting place of several figures who shaped the early history of Minneapolis. Nearly 200 veterans are buried there, along with many of the city's early African-American residents and several thousand immigrants. In total, about 20,000 people are buried there.

The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. It was listed for architectural features such as the caretaker's cottage and monuments to territorial women and veterans, as well as the contributions that the residents made to the early history of Minneapolis.[2]

People[edit]

Marker for Charles J. Thornby, of Company D, 14th Minnesota Infantry, Spanish–American War.
The cemetery in winter

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2006-03-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery". Friends of the Cemetery. Retrieved 2007-03-08.