Mount Hope Cemetery (Watertown, South Dakota)

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Mount Hope Cemetery Mausoleum
Mount Hope Cemetery Mausoleum.jpg
Mausoleum at Mount Hope Cemetery, April 2017
Mount Hope Cemetery (Watertown, South Dakota) is located in South Dakota
Mount Hope Cemetery (Watertown, South Dakota)
Mount Hope Cemetery (Watertown, South Dakota) is located in the United States
Mount Hope Cemetery (Watertown, South Dakota)
Nearest cityWatertown, South Dakota
Coordinates44°54′58.8918″N 97°5′56.367″W / 44.916358833°N 97.09899083°W / 44.916358833; -97.09899083Coordinates: 44°54′58.8918″N 97°5′56.367″W / 44.916358833°N 97.09899083°W / 44.916358833; -97.09899083
Built1911 (1911)
ArchitectSouth Dakota Mausoleum Corp.
NRHP reference #86001500[1]
Added to NRHP13 August 1986

Mount Hope Cemetery is a municipal cemetery located at 11th Street East and 14th Avenue North, Watertown, South Dakota. Influenced by the 19th century rural cemetery movement, the 40-acres of land that would become the cemetery was purchased by the city from the Winona and St. Peter Railroad for $120. The earliest recorded burial was in 1881.[2] As of April 2017, there have been about 12,300 interments at Mount Hope.

Mausoleum[edit]

The central mausoleum at Mount Hope Cemetery was built in 1911 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The mausoleum has 100 crypts. It is considered full, and casket burials are no longer performed. Around 2011, a receiving room was converted into a columbarium, with cinerary urns displayed behind glass for public viewing.

Notable interments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Office of the sexton, Tom Weeks. Telephone: 605-882-6208.
  3. ^ "Warren Everett Green". Find a Grave. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Fred Herman Hildebrandt". Find a Grave. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Jacob J. "Jake" Krull". Find a Grave. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  6. ^ "In memory of Jacob J. "Jake" Krull". Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Arthur Calvin Mellette". Find a Grave. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Henry Roberts Pease". Find a Grave. Retrieved 1 December 2016.