Shawnee Indian Cemetery

About this Cemetery

The cemetery land is believed to be owned by the Kansas State Historical Society. A plaque was added to the cemetery that states In Memory of our Pioneers by the Shawnee Mission Indian Historical Society 1934. Many pieces of head and foot stones are set into a concrete slab near this marker. According to research provided by Gail Chamberlin, Approximately 14 pieces of headstones are embedded in a concrete slab. They are (supposedly) from the Shawnee Quaker Mission Cemetery which was located about 1 1/2 miles to the east on 61st & Hadley (near the current day DAR marker.) The headstones (no bodies) were moved because they were disappearing.