Shawnee Town Mock Cemetery

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Shawnee Town cemetery

Johnson Dr and Colby St
Shawnee, KS
Shawnee Township, Johnson Co 

GPS Location
39° 01' 29" N, 94° 43' 10" W
39.02472, -94.7194

Legal Location
Section 11, Township 12S, Range 24E


Old Shawnee Town is a recreation of life in the Prairie. The park is located in the heart of what was once Gum Springs, later renamed Shawnee, Kansas. Old Shawnee Town is comprised of buildings both authentic and recreations, including a church with a little cemetery. According to the City of Shawnee, there are no actual graves here. The stones here were stolen from an unknown location, recovered by the Sheriff and eventually placed here.


Photographed and transcribed by: Linda K Lewis, 2005. This is a complete transcription by reading and photographing the gravestones. See notes below.

??, Julia; b. 28 Aug 1798
Allison, Martha J; b. 29 Jun 1871, d. 12 Dec 1876
Allison, Virginia C; b. 07 Oct 1881, d. 1884, Aged 22 y
Brown, John N; Co D 143 Ill Inf
Churchbaugh, Sarah Etta; b. 20 Mar 1891, d. 03 Apr 1891, Dau of Wm and DM Churchbaugh1
McElroy, Alice; d. 1872, Aged 12 y 6 m 22 d, Children of T and C McElroy
McElroy, Infant; Children of T and C McElroy
McElroy, Katie; Children of T and C McElroy
Robertson, Katherine;

11895 Kansas State Census shows Wm. Churchbaugh, a. 30, b. OH; Della M., a. 24, b. KS; and Elmer E., a. 2, b. KS are listed in Willow Springs Township, Douglas County, KS. Sarah Etta is interred with her parents in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS. With the original stone missing, Sarah was later marked on her parents joint granite gravestone and with a second matching namestone.

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