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Phelps Co. Cemeteries


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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

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Nebraska Prairie Museum

The Nebraska Prairie Museum contains an exceptionally fine collection of over one acre of indoor exhibits. Explore every aspect of life on the prairie and uncover surprises around every corner. Be one of the many visitors who exclaim, "This is the finest museum I have ever visited."

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Holdrege Country Club

The Holdrege Country Club is a beautiful 18-hole, grass green, semi-private golf course and Country club.

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Eagle Viewing

The bald eagle has always captured the attention of Americans, so much so that in 1782 the Continental Congress chose the eagle as the national bird and the centerpiece for the nation's Great Seal. Over the years, the bald eagle acquired its status as a symbol of freedom and of the United States.

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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...