Leeds Cemetery

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Leeds Cemetery

In 1911, the Union Cemetery of Kansas City closed their Potter's Field. In May 1911, the new Potter's Field opened at the Municipal Farms and was known as Leeds Cemetery. It is located Southwest of the Kansas City Sports Complex. It is bordered on the west by Eastern Avenue, on the north by the police helicopter pad, on the east by Round Grove Creek and on the south by the National Guard Armory. Grave sites were marked with a metal stake that had the name of the deceased written on paper and held under a piece of glass. A few of the stakes can be found, but no names or marked grave sites have survived. All that remains is rough, hilly land covered by trees and scrub. This was known as Section #1 and had burials from 1911-1934. Section # 2 was opened in 1934 and had burials until 1965. This section was on the west side of I-435 while Section #1 was on the east side of I-435. The address for section #2 is 6900 Coalmine Road. It was the area where the police firing range is now located. The graves in Section #2 were marked with cement cylinders with numbers on them and each burial was given a number. Some of these remain in place. This information was found in the Kansas City Times, 23 March 1972.

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  • Added: 16 May 2008
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