Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas
Lat: 37° 37' 47"N, Lon: 95° 04' 12"W
Walnut Grove Twp, T28S R21E Sec 11
Contributed by Linda Kelsey, Jul 11, 2006 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 1,122.
To reach cemetery from Walnut, starting at State Hwy 146, drive north on N 20th Street for 2 miles. The cemetery will be on the west/left side of the street in the southwest corner of the intersection with W 700th Ave.
The Walnut Cemetery was established in 1870, on approx. 10 acres of land provided as a gift from J.A. Marshall, who was the grandfather of Mr. Harvey McFarland of Walnut. The first burial is believed to be a infant who died in a covered wagon that was passing through. The next is believed to be Infant Harvey in 1869.
The cemetery is privately funded and during the years it has been neglected. Due to the efforts of a couple of people, work has begun to see that the cemetery is fixed up. Much of the work they are doing is volunteer, since money is short. The cemetery is still being used for burials.
I walked and read this cemetery in the summer of 2006. This includes all existing and legible headstone and marker readings.
- Linda Kelsey
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