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Cherryvale Cemeteries Cherryvale's three cemeteries and two rural cemeteries abound with local history and genealogy information.

1869 Fairview Cemetery, Northeast of town on Olive Street.

P.C. Bowen set aside 10-acres of his farm for a cemetery. The exact date is uncertain, however, the oldest marked grave is dated 1869. Frank Bellamy, author of the Pledge of Allegiance and a veteran of the Spanish American War is buried in Fairview Cemetery, marked with a veteran's tombstone and American flag.

Circa 1888 St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Located west of town on County Road 5300.

This four acre plot is enclosed by a Victorian iron fence with a central impressive sculpture of the Crucifixion. One is impressed by its quiet peacefulness. The oldest dated gravestone is dated July 26, 1888.


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Carnegie Library

Cherryvale's public library, built in 1913, is one of the few Carnegie Libraries still in use. Early in 1909, the Cherryvale Women's Club set a goal to establish a library with an adjoining room for rural women to rest and visit after their long horse and buggy ride to shop in town. In 1912

Cherryvale, KS Carnegie Libraries

Bloody Bender Family 1871-1873

Ruthless Keepers of the Devil's Inn "Near here are the Bender Mounds, named for the infamous Bender family, John, his wife, son, and daughter Kate, who settled here in 1871

Cherryvale, KS Notables

Tanko Lake

Santa Fe Tanko Lake was built in 1870 to draw fresh water for the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railway steam locomotives and later for the Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Railway's steam locomotives. The 45-acre lake was deeded by the Santa Fe Railway to the city as a New Years gift in 1954

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Santa Fe Depot

The Santa Fe Depot remains as an icon to the bygone days of railroading with memories of steam locomotives, doodlebugs and cabooses. Built in 1910, it is the only depot of this style left standing on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway'

Cherryvale, KS Railroad History

Frank Bellamy Home and Burial

As a student in Cherryvale Central High School, Frank Bellamy authored the Pledge of Allegiance and brought it into national focus as a winner in a 1892 national student contest. The pledge was first officially used in a national celebration coinciding with the opening of the World'

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