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Topeka Cemetery is the oldest chartered cemetery in Kansas, dating to 1859. The resting place of an American vice-president, five governors, as well as countless soldiers, inventors, businessmen and pioneers, there is hardly a more historic site in the state. Its Mausoleum Row was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. Its location, on a rolling hillside just east of downtown Topeka, provides a picturesque setting and a lovely vantage point to view the capital’s skyline. We encourage you to visit, to take a stroll among monuments bearing names familiar to you from street signs and businesses, and to reflect on the beauty of this spot and the lives of those who came before you.

 

Biographies

Cyrus K. Holliday
Cyrus K. Holliday was one of the founders of Topeka, in which, for many years, he »
Rev. John M. Whitehead
Rev. John M. Whitehead Excerpted from Deeds of Valor Like An Angel Among the Wounde »
Franklin Loomis Crane
Franklin Loomis Crane -Cemetery Founder In 1883, Franklin Loomis Crane celebrated hi »
George T. Anthony
George T. Anthony By Edith Connelly Ross A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans »
Sam Radges
Sam Radges Many Topekans may not recognize his name, but they will recognize the sto »
Thomas A. Osborn
Thomas A. Osborn By Mrs. Edith Connelly Ross A Standard History of Kansas and Ka »
Col. John Ritchie
COL. JOHN RITCHIE was born in Uniontown, Muskingum Co., Ohio, July 17, 1817. His p »
Abe Scrinopskie
Abe Scrinopskie Abe Scrinopskie was born in Sake, Russia, in 1895, the son of Eli an »
William Eagleson
William Eagleson From kshs.org Black newspapers offer insight into the history of A »
Frye W. Giles
Frye W. Giles Among the cities of Kansas, Topeka, its beautiful capital, rears her l »

Obituaries

Mrs. Farnsworth Dies
Mrs. Farnsworth Dies   Prominent Church Worker and Club Woman Lived Here 36 Ye »
LaVerna E. Manis
LaVerna E. ManisBorn in Topeka on Jul. 3, 1921Departed on Oct. 17, 2011 and resided i »
Amanda Rose Gardner
Amanda Rose Gardner Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Friday at St. Matthew »
Arthur J. Schulte
Arthur J. Schulte Arthur J. Schulte, 78, 2030 Collins, died Friday, September 2, at »
Belva L. Sandmeyer
Belva L. Sandmeyer, 88, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011, at her home in Topeka »
Harland D. Hal Coffman
Harland D. Hal Coffman Harland D. Hal Coffman, 81, of Topeka, passed away on Sunday, »
John J. Sandmeyer
John J. Sandmeyer, 86, of Topeka, was called home on Thursday, May 28, 2009. Mr. S »
David “Bumper” Brian Cook
David “Bumper” Brian Cook David “Bumper” Brian Cook, 16, Topeka, died Thursd »
Mary Geraldine Bellman
Mary Geraldine Bellman Mary Geraldine Bellman, 78, of Topeka, passed away on Wedne »
Ellen Marie Malstrom
Ellen Marie Malstrom Ellen Marie Malstrom, 96, Topeka, died Thrusday, November 19, 1 »
M. L. “Peggy Anne” Mills
M. L. “Peggy Anne” Mills Margaret Landon “Peggy Anne” Mills, 77, Topeka, die »
Mrs. Cora E. Schulte
Mrs. Cora E. Schulte Mrs. Cora E. Schulte, 81, 4712 SW 6th, died Friday, October 10, »
Robert R. Knight
Robert R. Knight Robert R. “Bob” Knight, 75, Topeka, died Thursday, August 28, 1 »

Family Stories

Dana Hummer
Dana Hummer was born in Topeka in 1917, the son of Clayton and Elva Hummer. The fo »
Lowell Manis
 Lowell Manis Lowell Manis overlooks the grounds of the historic Topeka Cemeter »
Charles Curtis
Charles Curtis in 1928 during his political campaign to become United States Vice »
ELDER ARRIVES AT ASTORIA, OREGON
ELDER ARRIVES AT ASTORIA, OREGON Carrying 67 Survivors Of the Wreck---Partial List »
The Shulls
The Shulls From newspaper dated August 19, 1907 IN MEMORY OF TOPEKA GIRLS WHO LOST »

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About  Historic Topeka Cemetery

Historic Topeka Cemetery is operated by its lot owners, each of whom is a member of the Topeka Cemetery Association. Day-to-day operations are overseen by the association’s nine member board of directors and conducted by the superintendent.

As you walk the grounds or visit the website, know that your loved ones rest with ours. As they have been since its founding in 1859, Historic Topeka Cemetery’s caretakers are committed to respectful maintenance and preserving memories for generations to come.

Thank you for your support and patronage of Historic Topeka Cemetery, the oldest chartered cemetery in Kansas.

 

Historic Topeka Cemetery

1601 SE 10th Avenue . Topeka, Kansas 66607

(785) 233-4132

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