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Chanhassen Pioneer Cemetery
Chanhassen, Carver County, Minnesota

chanhassen pioneer cemetery minnesota

GPS: 44.856534, -93.581205

8151 County Rd 17
Chanhassen, MN 55317

Published Feb 24, 2019
Total records = 850

Chanhassen Pioneer Cemetery is owned by the City of Chanhassen, managed through the city's Planning & Zoning department.


The first meeting of the Chanhassen Pioneer Cemetery Association was held on January 20, 1861. The association was made up of persons who planned to be laid to rest in the Pioneer Cemetery, or who had family members already buried at that location. It was their responsibility to keep the cemetery records, maintain the grounds and tend to the graves. At that first meeting, the price of a lot was set at $1.00 and the labor to dig a grave was set at 75 cents per day. The last association meeting was held in 1982. In 1987, the cemetery maintenance and records were turned over to the City of Chanhassen as fewer and fewer descendants were interested in maintaining the cemetery. The city installed the new arch and driveway, straightened some of the monuments and repaired concrete aprons.

On November 24, 2014, the City Council approved the final development plans for expansion of the Pioneer Cemetery. This included approval of the landscaping plan and the initial columbarium layout. The expansion to the cemetery took place in 2015 and added over 225 graves to the site.

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Documents linked below were acquired from the City of Chanhassen on Feb 24, 2019.

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