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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Olathe Cemetery

Picture of property 738 N Chestnut Street
Olathe (Johnson County)
Listed in National Register Jan 11, 2017

Architect: Unknown
Category: cemetery
Thematic Nomination: New Deal-era Resources of Kansas

Established in 1865 Olathe Cemetery is the city’s oldest public cemetery. It represents early exploration, settlement, and development in Olathe and reflects important aspects of this city’s history. Olathe Cemetery is also the final resting place for many of the town’s early settlers and local civic and economic leaders. In 1937 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) improved the cemetery by adding stone entryways and a shelter house; only the shelter house remains today. By 1956 the cemetery’s boundary was set.

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