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Olathe Memorial Cemetery Placed On National Register of Historic Places

Post Date:01/30/2017 1:57 PM
The Olathe Memorial Cemetery has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 26-acre site has been in operation since 1865, and is owned and maintained by the City of Olathe.

The Olathe Memorial Cemetery was recognized for efforts to maintain its historic integrity, including the location, design, setting, materials, and workmanship of the chapel, war memorial, two mausoleums, and more. The cemetery is the final resting place for many of Olathe’s early settlers, including soldiers from several wars, former state governors, and other civic and economic leaders.

A Kansas Historic Preservation Fund Grant, funded by the National Parks Service (NPS) of the Department of the Interior, was awarded to the Olathe Historic Preservation Board in 2015. This grant allowed the City to hire preservation consultant R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. to assist with research and preparation of the National Register nomination.

The Olathe Memorial Cemetery is the first standalone cemetery in Johnson County, Kan. to be named to the register. Visit for more information about the cemetery and historic preservation efforts in Olathe.
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