North Platte Cemetery
The Public Service Department is responsible for the management of the North Platte Cemetery located on West Rodeo Road (Highway 30). Lyle Minshull, Director of the Parks/Cemetery Division is in charge of the day to day operations of the cemetery. At present the cemetery is on 30 developed acres, with an additional 15 acres undeveloped for future needs.
In the late 1860’s this area (previously Fourth and Locust Streets) was considered the outskirts of North Platte. At a meeting held on December 13, 1872 the North Platte Cemetery Association was established and five acres of land were purchased at a cost of $20 per acre. A second meeting was held on June 13, 1873, and the plot of land north of Rodeo Road was divided into lots, which were offered at $10 each.
In 1884, an additional 10 acres was purchased next to the first 5 acres from Mrs. William F. Cody. Prairie fires destroyed the plantings in the cemetery several times. In 1913, the North Platte Cemetery was fenced. A turf maintenance program has been established in recent years and underground sprinklers have been installed.
The cemetery has many markers and monuments with historical significance.
North Platte Cemetery Records
Disclaimer: Cemetery records are posted for research and convenience. The City of North Platte: Public Service Department: Cemetery Division maintains and provides these records. Cemetery personnel strive for accuracy in records maintenance, however data guarantees cannot and will not be made regarding its accuracy. You may report any records/errors to the Cemetery Office by calling 308-535-6724 ext. 3132. The user is responsible for how this data is used and for correctly citing its source if the data is to be published.
A lot number without a letter after it is considered “original”. The letter after the lot number indicates the section the lot is located in the cemetery. You can determine which area of the cemetery the lot is in by viewing the Cemetery Map.
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