Thursday, April 17, 2014
     

K.S.A. 15-1014 > Cemetery

Upon the establishment of the said cemetery district, the township trustees of every township, a portion of which is included in said district, and the mayor of each third-class city located within said cemetery district, shall constitute the board of directors of the cemetery district established, and shall have full power and control thereof.

It shall be the duty of the board of directors to provide for the care and maintenance of all cemeteries conveyed to the cemetery district and also to provide for the care and maintenance of any abandoned cemetery located within the said district.

Stanton County Cemetery

The Stanton County location west of the townsite was surveyed and laid out for burial plots in 1889. The survey was completed and filed on August 8, 1889. The name at that time was Johnson City Cemetery. The description is the N1/2 NW/4 SW/4 35-28-41. This area comprises twenty acres, more or less. In the late 40's or early 50's nearly all records of burial and lot ownership were lost or destroyed. Over the years, Johnson City Cemetery records were kept by whoever happened to be City Clerk, Elam Hilty, Buell Scott, Russell Bennett, Ron Kendrick, H. L. Tucker and presently Susan L. Lucas. Mr. Hilty and Mr. Scott, through memory and being familiar with the cemetery, helped rebuild some of the old records that had been destroyed.



Mitchell Cemetery

There are more than 40 graves in the Mitchell cemetery. Some have markers, some have been destoyed, others buried in blow dirt, but it is the resting place of may pioneers who built and settled in the Mitchell area. The cemetery is located on the SE corner of the NE/4 of 24-27-41, about 7 1/2 miles north of Johnson City. The two acres was given by Lydia Raney Stone as a grave site in about 1886.



Liverpool Cemetery

Shortly after the early settlers arrived there arose the need for a burial ground and "resting place" for those who weren't strong enough to survive. Out of the necessity, Lewis M. Julian designated a plat of ground, 2.53 acres on the NW corner of NE1/4 of 20-30-39 of his Homestead. The first burial as recorded dated 1890. Others followed with a count of near forty at present, with the majority being prior to 1935.



Manter Cemetery

The Manter cemetery, established sometime after 1923, was abandoned after the cemetery district was established, with the bodies being removed to the Johnson Cemetery.



Cemeteries
Contact Information
Mailing Address
PO Box 716
Johnson, KS 67855
 
Phone (620) 492-2190
 
Board of Directors
Cortland Wartman, Jr.
William T. Seyb
Jerry Tedder
Glenn Gerber
Anna Hudgins
 
Cemetery Sexton
Tammy Loader
 
Secretary-Treasurer
Susan L. Lucas 


Burial sites sell for $100.00 each. Contact Susan L. Lucas at the Courthouse for purchase information.