Root Cemetery

Photo added by JARROTT P. COX

Root Cemetery

Pleasanton, Linn County, Kansas, USA
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Section 14 Potosi TWP. Linn County Kansas very small family cemetery recently restored by family members. Very well keep .

Thanks to Jeanette Cox Searl and Her brothers & Husband for restoring this cemetery. Also to the Linn County Historical Society and Paul And Ethel Lake for there efforts over many years to preserve and protect this cemetery.

Established 1833
This cemetery is now on government lands and under government protection, there is a hiking trail. You are able to drive to the cemetery, but any further progress is restricted to foot traffic.

This cemetery was once striped of most of the stones and almost lost from history. Articles from newspapers articles and efforts by Jeanette Searl, her brothers, Ola Mae Earnest of the Historical Society, Paul & Ethel Lake and Jon Root tell the amazing story how this cemetery has been returned from oblivion.

Quite some time back, the Linn County Historical Society placed a monument on Alva D. Root's grave in honor of his civil war service. Also Jeanette Searl and her brothers have made stones for different ones in this cemetery. The Cemetery was once owned by a mining company and under threat of being obliterated by mining. Ethel and Paul Lake secured, in writing, an assurance the cemetery would be spared. Ola Mae Earnest also made efforts to preserve and mark the cemetery. This cemetery is now on government lands and under government protection. There is also a hiking trail which seems to possibly wind around where some of the Root house and mills may have been located. Further investigation is needed and future plans are to try and locate the grist mill on the river and some of the remains of the old structures such as the house and saw mill that were here.

It even has a mystery burial that has appeared in recent times. No one seems to know if this is a baby or a pet. It was first observed a few years ago by Jeanette Searl. Upon visiting there in July 2014 little teddy bears and other trinkets have been placed on it. Who or what is this grave? Where did it come from?

More information is available by contacting Jarrott P. Cox(#46518980), also to the Linn County,Kansas Historical Society.


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GPS Coordinates: 38.21539, -94.63074

  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2380392