Table Rock Cemetery

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Table Rock Cemetery

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Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Memorials 1,881 added (85% photographed)

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The Table Rock Cemetery is located on the west edge of the Village of Table Rock and is bounded by Pennsylvania and Luzerne Streets and 9th and 10th Streets. An imposing 23-foot high Civil War monument in the northeast corner of the cemetery was dedicated in 1903 by the Grand Army of the Republic and its auxiliary, the Woman’s Relief Corps. There are 60 Civil War veterans known to be buried in the cemetery, including several in unmarked graves; most settled in Table Rock after the Civil War.

The Table Rock Cemetery Association was established in 1882, but the cemetery itself had existed for over 20 years by that time. The first two persons to be buried there are unknown. The third was Hannah Jane Gere, who died at age 31 on July 18, 1857; her grave is unmarked. The cemetery has numerous unmarked, unlocated graves, a fact observed at least a century ago. They include the graves of many early pioneers and such notables as three horse thieves hung at Christmas in 1864 and Nicholas Craig, a village marshal murdered by a tramp he was arresting in 1896. The oldest marked grave is that of Achsah Griffing, who died on October 21, 1857. One set of five handmade tombstones of local limestone mark the graves of persons unknown; on one is hand chiseled the date 1858 and a set of initials.

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GPS Coordinates: 40.17914, -96.10374

  • Added: 24 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1996473