North Platte City Cemetery
City of North Platte: Public Service: Cemetery: Basic Information
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 has charge of the day to day operation
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.
City of North Platte: Public Service: Cemetery: Records
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 Public Service
Department: Cemetery Division by calling 308-535-6708. The user is
responsible for how this data is used and for correctly citing its source if the
data is to be published.
Records are listed alphabetically by surname.
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