Fowlkes Cemetery

This private cemetery is located on the SE corner of the intersection of 68th & 'K' roads. The cemetery is located on a large wooden knoll and is abandoned.
 
"Bert Bowers of Scottsbluff renovated the cemetery in 1954, placing 14 headstones over graves and a marker that reads: 'This cemetery is located on land preempted in 1854 by Wm. C. Fowlkes, early day lawyer, doctor and neighbor to J. Sterling Morton.'  Caroline C. Fowlkes, the wife of Wm. C. who died in childbirth, is the first white buried there.  Her daughter, who died a few months after her birth, is buried beside her.
 
There are about 100 people buried at the cemetery, which is located on about two acres.  Mrs. Ida Davidson told News-Press in 1954 that the first two people buried there were Indians.  She said her father came here in 1854 from Iowa after having been mustered out of the Union Army at Fort Kearney.  The last buried there was Grover Cleveland Fowlkes, who died in 1918 for influenza." (1)
 
 
Burials Listings: A complete listing of burials has been compiled by the Otoe County Genealogical Society, and can be found in our 'Otoe County Cemeteries' CD-ROM, which is available for purchase on our Publications web page.
 
Gravestone Photographs:  Photographs can be found at:
 
Point of Contact:  Curtis Wolbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Cemetery Photographs:

 
 
Works Cited:
 

(1) Swanson, Dan. "Cemetery Grounds Cleared." Nebraska City News-Press [Nebraska City] 10 Mar. 2005: 7. Print.


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June 16th - Photo restoration by John Keller 10:00AM, Unadilla Resource Room, 770 G ST.

SUMMER BREAK - July/August.  Time to explore local interests, Cemeteries, and RESEARCH!

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October 20th - Burr Village Stop - Visiting Molly Hunt's Shop

 

 

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