Coffey County Cemeteries

category : Cemeteries
The Coffey County Museum features a large genealogy library with cemetery listings, obituaries, all county newspapers from 1859 on micro-film, Coffey County census, county atlas 1878, 1901, 1919, and more.

A numbered location map is available by contacting the Museum.

LINCOLN CEMETERY - May 1888 LEBO CREEK/HOOVER/BENEDICT CEMETERY - Lebo Creek deeded 1880. Hoover sold by Jacob Hoover for $2. Benedict circa 1860
OLD HOOVER CEMETERY - Circa 1860 BOWMAN/ADGATE/INDIAN CEMETERY - Bowman deeded 1929, Adgate has a "Military Circle" to honor the military commitment of Civil War soldiers. Indian (originally Ottumwa) circa 1850.
STRAWN CEMETERY - Orgianlly Kite, deed dated 1884. BAILEY CEMETERY - Also called Fair View, donated by Samuel H. Bailey March 1, 1871.
BAKER CEMETERY - Also called Otter Creek, originally a family burial for the Caseys. First recorded burial, 1864. APOSTOLIC GERMAN/CHRISTIAN CEMETERY - Donated by George and Elizabeth Storrer in 1883.
TEACHOUT CEMETERY - Named for Henry Teachout, first burial, 1891. GRIDLEY CEMETERY - Owen D. Fessenden requested upon his death that his burial plot become a cemetery, 1896.
WHARTON CEMETERY - Also called Fairhope, deeded 1871 for $1. BIG CREEK CEMETERY - First burial recorded in 1870.
COLA HILL CEMETERY - Also called Pleasant Grove, dated 1873. CALVARY CEMETERY - Recorded 1883.
GRACELAND/COUNTY FARM CEMETERY - Graceland first burial 1922. County Farm burials are unmarked, circa 1920. MT. HOPE CEMETERY - One of the oldest in Coffey County. Horse drawn funeral carriages were used to transport the casket; mourners walked behind. Circa 1870.
CRANDALL CEMETERY - established with the passing of Warren Crandall in 1922, and is a private burial ground. LEROY CEMETERY - Deed dated 1866. Among the burials: an unknown horse thief, and a seeing-eye dog, Jack.
WOOSTER CEMETERY - Also called Wimer, Circa 1890. LOGUE CEMETERY - First burial 1862.
SCHLICHTER CEMETERY - Also called Fair View, deeded 1884 for $1 STOELTZING CEMETERY - Named for the Charles and Matilda Stoeltzing family. Last burial 1898
QUISLING CEMETERY - Sold for $1 by Einer and Christine Quisling. Burials prior to 1865, unrecorded. ALTAMONT CEMETERY - Contains Potters Field. Burials before 1874 were not recorded.
ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CEMETERY - Previoiusly known as: Volland, Grobengiesser, Avondale, St. John German, Lutheran, and St. John Evangelical Lutheran. First burial 1884. PLEASANT HILL CEMETERY - Originally Saunders, dated 1870.
CENTER HILL CEMETERY - 1886. LOGAN CEMETERY - In 1859, Augustus G. Logan granted Logan land to be used as a public burying place.
WOLF CREEK CEMETERY - Also called Stringtown, originally Roberds Grave Yard, a private burial ground, circa 1871. Currently owned by Wolf Creek Generating Station. FRENCH RIDGE CEMETERY - Also called Star, formed for burial of early French Ridge settlers. First burial, 1859.
GLENDALE CEMETERY - Donated 1872 by Andrew and Nancy Jackson. PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY - Original Union, circa, 1873.
HALLS SUMMIT CEMETERY - Deeded 1890 for $1. WAVERLY/ST. JOSEPH CEMETERY - Waverly First recorded for $1 in 1885. St. Joseph deeded 1900 for $1.
PLEASANT VIEW CEMETERY - Also called Agricola, recorded 1884. ROCK CREEK CEMETERY - Also called Cummings, first burial 1877.
KEY WEST CEMETERY - Community named for an old sailor who'd said it was "as desolate a place as Key West Florida." First burial 1862. KESNER CEMETERY - Henry Kesner family plot, no date recorded.
VETETO CEMETERY - Dated 1866. OLD MORROW CEMETERY - Located on Gilbert property in LeRoy. No stones, last burial 1886.
JAGER CEMETERY - Located on the Dale Luthi farm in Gridley. Circa 1880. NEOSHO CITY CEMETERY - Community was located on the bluff on the south side of Big Creek, circa 1860.

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