Riley County Genealogical Society

Cemetery Notes

Members of the Riley County Genealogical Society in Manhattan, Kansas undertook the project of reading and publishing inscriptions found in Riley County, Kansas cemeteries.  Books with possible additional information may be viewed at the RCGS Library.  These books are also available for purchase.

  1. Rural Riley County and Town Cemeteries other than Manhattan were read in 2000.
  2. Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan was read in 2008.  There are very few burials since 2008 because this cemetery is full.   New burials now located in Sunrise Cemetery.
  3. Sunrise Cemetery located in Manhattan was read in 2006.
Sextons records were used and those having additional information, other than that found in the cemetery readings have been included. Names are shown as found on the records or tombstones, even with obvious misspellings. Look for all variant spellings when serching for surnames.
 
Family Cemeteries in Riley County
 
Hohman Family
Manhattan, US24 N to US24/US77 Junct.; then 3.5 m. N; Right (E) on Univ. Park Rd. (RL390), go 2 mi. to Hohman Road. Cem. is on SE corner intersection.
Houston Family
3624 Anderson Avenue, original Houston farm west of Manhattan KS. Private Property
Mecham - Van Antwerp Family
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Smith Family
Located near the East line of the SW1⁄4 of section 9, township 11, range 9, 4.6 miles south of Zeandale on Tabor Valley Road, then 1/3 mile south on Smith Hills Lane. Private property. Burial plot approximately 15’ by 15’.
Taylor Family
On private property in Riley County, KS
Teske Family
Randolph, US77N, 4 Mi, left (W) on Winkler Mills Road (County 376), 4 Mi to Fancy Creek Road (County 376), .34 Mi right (N) on School Branch Road, 1.3 Mi, cemetery in pasture. Private property.
Thierer Family
Manhattan; W on K-18; R (N) on Wildcat Creek Rd. (RL420). Go 1 mi. past Eureka Drive, Right (E); follow private drive past house into pasture. Cem. NW of house, surrounded by a stone wall
Backlund & Wallstrom Family Biography
Wallstrom Cemetery; Graves not found. Burials in S/E corner of N/E 1⁄4 sec 26, Fancy Creek Twp; 1⁄2 Mi N. of Lasita Cemetery; 2 Mi east of Green, KS; Submitted by Kevin Stilley who researched Private Burials in Riley County, Kansas as extracted from Pioneers of the Bluestem Prairie, pub. 1976, Riley County Genealogical Society;
Clark Family Biography
Graves not found; Burials in S/E corner S/W 1⁄4 sec 33, Twp 9, Rng 6 (Wildcat); were moved to Milford in 1965; Submitted by Kevin Stilley who researched Private Burials in Riley County, Kansas as extracted from Pioneers of the Bluestem Prairie, pub. 1976, Riley County Genealogical Society;
 
Cemeteries Moved From Blue Valley Because of Tuttle Creek Reservoir
The complete book of relocated cemeteries and graves is located in the Riley County Genealogical Society Library (RCGS). The book consists of reports of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers relating to the relocation of cemeteries later inundated by filling of Tuttle Creek Reservoir.
 
Original Cemetery
Re-located Cemetery
County
Mariadahl
Mariadahl
Pottawatomie
Greenwood
Greenwood
Marshall
Hawke Family
Greenwood
Marshall
Private Cemeteries
Greenwood

Marshall
Garrison
Carnahan Creek
Pottawatomie
Cockrell Family
Carnahan Creek
Pottawatomie
Legore Family
Carnahan Creek
Pottawatomie
Randolph

Fancy Creek-Randolph
Riley
Fancy Creek
Fancy Creek-Randolph
Riley
Dial-Wilder Family
Bellegarde
Riley
Bellegarde
Bellegarde
Riley
Mill Creek / Stockdale
Grandview-Mill Creek
Riley