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Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas

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This project is for those buried in Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas.

Established in 1859, it is the oldest chartered cemetery in the state of Kansas.[citation needed]

The 80-acre cemetery had more than 35,000 burials by 2019, including several prominent Kansans.

The cemetery is notable for its Mausoleum Row, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. The National Register Listing was enlarged in 2017 to include the entire cemetery.

Facing Mausoleum Row is the Hurley Monument, a memorial to Santa Fe general manager James Hurley, who died in 1910. The obelisk is 40 feet tall, the shaft a single piece. It was paid for by donations from Santa Fe employees across the nation.

In the cemetery's Grand Army section stand a granite statue of a soldier, a tribute to the Topekans who died in the Battle of the Blue.

List of Notable Interments


Official Website

Find a Grave