Saturday, March 10, 2018

Cemetery Saturday: Wilmington Cemetery

Wilmington, in southeastern Wabaunsee County, was founded in 1857 along the Santa Fe Trail. With a booming population and lots of businesses, Wilmington was projected to be a thriving community. In 1880, the railroad chose to go through the county four miles north of Wilmington causing many people and businesses to move there to the new town of Harveyville. Little remains of Wilmington today. The stone school and church, both built in 1870, and a couple of houses. The cemetery can be seen from the school on a small rise a quarter mile away.

Today, the schoolhouse site is a Boy Scouts of America camp site and is listed on the Kansas State Register of Historic Places. The school was consolidated in 1951.



In memory of
EMELY
Wife of
D.A. PRATT
BORN
July 23, 1856
DIED
Sep. 21, 1879
Aged
23y's 1mo.

JULIE E.P.
WIFE OF
E.H. MCMILLEN
MAY 6, 1842
FEB. 27, 1900

LILLIE
1877

E. HARRISON
1840 - 1929

THOMAS LEE BALDWIN
MAR. 17, 1878 - JULY 31, 1915

ANNIE L. BALDWIN
DEC. 10, 1881 - OCT. 15, 1960

ESTHER R. CHRIST
MAY 10, 1907
FEB. 8, 1909

OSCAR KING

JAN. 23, 1900
APRIL 16, 1922

SELINA MOWELL

1835 - 1918

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