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The Plum Creek Massacre Cemetery in northern Phelps County rests on the open prairie as a quiet reminder of the struggles the early pioneers endured to settle the country. Three monuments within a fenced area are protected to the west by a row of cedar trees.

The seventeen cemeteries in Phelps County have been documented and published by the Phelps County Genealogical Society and are available at the Nebraska Prairie Museum.


Phone: 308-995-5015
Our Email: info@nebraskaprairie.org

1. Plum Creek - site of Plum Creek Massacre in 1864

2. Adullam - first burial in 1903

3. Platte Valley - originally Homes Cemetery, first burial 1881

4. Williamsburg - first burial 1895

5. Magill - originally Westmark Cemetery, first burial 1882

6. Sandstrom - originally Westmark Cemetery, first burial 1882

7. Westlanda or Immanuel - first burial 1886

8. Bertrand or Highland - burials as early as 1886

9. Moses Hill - first burial in 1877

10. Loomis - no longer in use, first burials in 1898

11. Fridhem - former site of Bethel Lutheran Church

12. Bethel Lutheran - original site of Bethel Lutheran Church

13. Industry - deeded in 1884

14. Urbana - earliest burial 1892, latest burial 1945

Come visit us in Holdrege, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Bronze Sculpture

Greeting visitors to Holdrege is the beautiful 12' bronze sculpture, "Promise of the Prairie", by native artist, George Lundeen. It is a promise for today and tomorrow; The promise that living in Phelps County is a good life with room to grow and laugh and love.

Holdrege, NE Arts


C B & Q Depot

The Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy (C B & Q) Railroad depot was built in 1910. Also known as Ironhorse Station, the depot, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Holdrege, NE Railroad History


WWII German POW Interpretive Center

The feature that sets Nebraska Prairie Museum apart from other museums is its unique POW display. German POW's were housed at Camp Atlanta during W.W. II. These prisoners told stories of their exceptional treatment and lifelong friendships that developed through the adversity of war.

Holdrege, NE Museums

Things to do Cemeteries near Holdrege, NE

Robb Cemetery and Memorial

Within the cemetery you will see the white dome of the memorial built by Mr. Robb for his daughter who died from an illness a...

Phelps Co. Cemeteries

The Plum Creek Massacre Cemetery in northern Phelps County rests on the open prairie as a quiet reminder of the struggles the...