Falls City Pioneer Cemetery

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Falls City Pioneer Cemetery

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Richardson County, Nebraska, USA
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The first death in Falls City was that of a little girl, the daughter of Isaac L. Hamby, about 10 or 12 years old, who died in the fall of 1859. There was no cemetery, but one was started the next day in a school section just west of town, a kind of no man's land on Tom Tidler's ground and it grew from year to year. The land, 20 acres, was purchased by the the cemetery association from the state for $100, with the stipulation that it would revert to Falls City when it was no longer used. A regular cemetery association was formed and for several years, all the dead of the area were buried there. As neither the soil nor the location was best suited for the purpose, another site was procured to the north on the highest ground in the neighborhood, which was donated by Joseph Steele, the owner. Some of those buried there were moved to the new location which became known as Steele Cemetery (from L.C. Edwards History). The remaining stones have been weather-beaten, destroyed and piled against the fence. The Tri-State Corners Genealogy Society found these stones and copied them. The cemetery association placed a memorial stone on the site with a number of names of those known buried there. The Original Falls City Cemetery is on west 14th Street.

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GPS Coordinates: 40.0582500, -95.6156500

  • Added: 29 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2333130