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De Soto Cemetery
De Soto, Johnson County, Kansas

34500 W 87th Street, DeSoto, Johnson, KS

Lat: 38° 58' 16"N, Lon: 94° 59' 16"W

De Soto Cemetery District Association
33435 W 84th St
De Soto, KS 66018

Contributed by Linda Lewis, Apr 02, 2007 [webmaster@cottonhills.com]. Total records = 2,300.

From Kansas City, MO, take I35 South to I435 West (exit 222B) to K10. Take K10 West exit 1B. Take the Lexington Ave exit and turn left. Turn left on Wildcat Dr then turn right on Penner Ave. Turn left on W 87th St. Cemetery is on the south side of the street.

De Soto Cemetery is affectionately known as Silent City Cemetery. The origin of this name is not known, and the name is not official, but you will often find the old obituaries list it as Silent City. Though the cemetery was officially established in 1871, the oldest burial is dated 1856, for Mabel Abbott, age 6 mo. De Soto Cemetery also holds the remains of those buried in old Lexington Cemetery, who were disinterred in 1942 for the construction of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.

This is a complete transcription by reading and photographing the gravestones. Entries without monuments were supplied from the Sexton's index.

Kathy Ross and I completed transcribing from these photos on Mar 12, 2007.

- Linda Lewis

* = From Sexton's Index, no stone
# = Supplemented from Sexton's Index
Lex = From Lexington Cemetery

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