Topeka Cemetery

A stone wall with black iron gate can be seen.
Established in 1859

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Quick Facts
1601 SE 10th Ave #1, Topeka, KS 66607
The oldest chartered burial ground in Kansas
Topeka Cemetery Association
The Topeka Cemetery, established in 1859, is the oldest chartered burial ground in Kansas. The cemetery is the resting place of many of Topeka’s most noted citizens, including Charles Curtis, the 31st Vice President of the United States, and Topeka founder, Cyrus K. Holliday. Five former Kansas governors, 17 Topeka mayors, and state auditor Edward Mcabe, the first African American to be elected to a state-wide office, are also buried here. The cemetery is the resting place for about 250 veterans from every American conflict since the War of 1812. A monument erected in 1895 for the soldiers who died during the Battle of the Blue during the Civil War still stands. Mausoleum Row is a group of large hillside family monuments. It is on both the Kansas and National Register of Historic Places.

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Last updated: July 11, 2023