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Submitted: 10/20/13 • Approved: 10/20/13 • Last Updated: 3/13/18 • R12057-G0-S3
The First Methodist Cemetery of Oskaloosa, Kansas, is located behind a pasture, on the west side of Oskaloosa. It was the first cemetery for Oskaloosa and held many graves. Somewhere around 1940-50 many of the graves were moved to the new cemetery in Oskaloosa, Pleasant View Cemetery.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 opened the area for settlement. Kansas became a state in 1861. Many of the deaths at the Methodist Cemetery were around 1860.
Since 1950 the grave site has been kept by various individuals and then not cared for at all. Years ago someone went into the site and bulldozed all the headstones, cracking and breaking them and disposing of many. The land belongs to the Methodist Church in Oskaloosa but today they are unaware of it's existence.
Contributed on 10/20/13 by kayb42
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Record #: 12057