This cemetery is the final resting place of some of the Seventh Day Baptist pioneers who first settled in Kansas in October of 1857. This cemetery was the original SDB cemetery. It was used from 1860 to 1907. It is located on the original Issac Maris farm and then Fred Maris farm. It is currently on land owned by James Higley, Nortonville. The first person buried here was Anna Butin, in 1860.
The cemetery is 4 miles north of Nortonville just off the intersection of Highway 159 and Hwy 116. At the junction of the highways the road curves to the west. Leave the highways and continue going straight north on Hamilton Road (dirt road, aka 262 Road). Turn into the first driveway 1/4 mile North on the East side. It is located in a clump of trees about 1/4 mile from the road. It is about 1 mile Northwest of the Griffin Cemetery.
Five families procured land; all located along a two mile stretch of road (Hwy 116 today) that was later named "Seventh Day Lane." They built a school along here-Lane School; located across Hwy 116 from what is now the Griffin Cemetery. The Griffin Cemetery was the second cemetery of Kansas Seventh Day Baptists.
GPS Coordinates: 39.47064, -95.32434
- Added: 30 Sep 2009
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2325300
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