Ramsey Cemetery

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Ramsey Cemetery

Also known as Foster Cemetery

Location
Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota, USA
Memorials 17 added (59% photographed)

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Located north of Highway 10, just east of Jaspar St NW and 143rd Avenue NW. The entrance to the cemetery is an unmarked gravel driveway off 143rd Avenue NW.

Ramsey Foster Cemetery sits in the middle of the City of Ramsey's industrial district. It was originally owned by Alfred Foster who later deeded it to Ramsey Township. It was established prior to 1860, platted in 1861, but the first known burials at this site were in 1852 and 1854 for Richard and Jane Porter. As a result of neglect, the cemetery had become overgrown with vegetation. In 1995, the cemetery was restored and an American flag was raised, by a group of Boy Scouts. In 2001, Charles Pitman was honored by the National guard for his service during the Indian War, and a was given a grave stone and gun salute. During an interview by a Mrs. Wilson before passing away in 1975, she told a story of 12-15 Native Americans who converted to Christianity and were buried in unmarked graves.

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GPS Coordinates: 45.2291500, -93.4421990

  • Added: 18 Jul 2010
  • Find a Grave Cemetery: #2362498