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Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming
Highland Cemetery, Casper, WY
GPS: 42.840346, -106.301924
1860 E. 12th Street
Casper, Wyoming 82601
Published: March 21, 2020
Total records: 21,231
Highland Cemetery is owned by the City of Casper.
In the early 1890's, saddened by the final resting place of his young wife, then mayor, C.K. Bucknum purchased a quarter section of land east of the Casper limits and donated it to the city to be used for a new cemetery. Reportedly, the remains of those interred in the old cemetery (located near McKinley and old Yellowstone Highway) were moved to a hill on the north portion of the new cemetery. Memorials at that time were mainly constructed of wood and few remain today. Mayor Bucknum chose a different area for his departed wife. It is located south of what is currently the Conwell Street gate, and is where he and other family members are presently interred.
Though largely covered by prairie grasses and sagebrush, it was decreed that this land would become a place of tranquility and beauty; a fitting and dignified resting place for all the people of central Wyoming. Private citizens, local organizations, and the City of Casper have all added trees, shrubs, turf, and irrigation systems to improve the cemetery's appearance. The maturation of the cemetery "urban forest" is without equal in the Casper community.
City of Casper Records
Records linked below were acquired from the City of Casper on March 21, 2020. Dates of death range from 1875 to 2020.