Olmste(a)d Cemeteries

We are trying to list all cemeteries that have either Olmstead or Olmsted in their name or “nickname.” Additional information is welcome as we would like to include who the cemetery was named for, maybe something about Olmste(a)d family members buried there.

Many genealogical researchers are familiar with Find-a-Grave (findagrave.com), a free Internet site that is easily searchable for individuals reported buried there, many of which have photos of cemetery monuments. The site also often has a short history of the cemetery and its exact location and map. A more recent Internet site is “Billions of Graves” (some fees may apply) that provides GPS coordinates of graves which is helpful when visiting the cemetery or determining who might be next to or nearby other family members which is often a help in developing family relationships.

In the text below there is an indication of the number of memorials that have been created for the cemetery. This number is for those that have the family name, i.e., surname; there are likely others in the cemetery that are family members with a different family. Two locations have only one burial. Others are small. The largest (1300+) is the one in Olmsted Township, Ohio.

One that caught my attention is the “Olmstead Pet Cemetery” in North Carolina.  Many of us think of our dogs, cats, and other animals as “family members” and preserve their memory with a proper burial.

Not all burials have been created as memorials as this is done by volunteers. Some memorials have been created by using cemetery records while many are done by visiting and photographing the actual sites. The accompanying text cannot be guaranteed as 100% accurate for dates and places.

Often monuments are created years after a person has died or by someone who is not “close” to them; spelling of names can be inaccurate (we deal with Olmstead vs Olmsted constantly) and dates that are “engraved in stone” are sometimes different from official records such as death certificates.

Arkansas

Olmstead Cemetery, Van Buren County. 3 memorials; none of the family name

California

Olmsted Gravesite, Cambria, San Luis Obispo County. Located high on a hill in an open field is the large monument for Judge Rufus Burnett Olmsted (1806-1867).

Kentucky

Olmstead Baptist Church Cemetery, Olmstead, Logan County. 15 memorials, none are of the family name

Illinois

Olmstead Cemetery, Ashmore Twp., Coles County. 6 memorials; 5 are Olmstead.

Olmsted Masonic Cemetery, Olmsted, Pulaski County. 164 memorials

Indiana

Olmstead Cemetery is located in Claypool, Kosciusko County. No information at this time if it actually exists

Maine

Olmstead Family Cemetery (a/k/a Ralph & Jean Farris Property) located in Perry, Washington County. Elizabeth (Sweet) Olmstead (1794-1836), wife of Eliphalet Peat Olmstead, is the only person known to be in this family cemetery.

Michigan

Olmstead Cemetery (a/k/a Keefer-Olmstead Cemetery is in Orange Township (Lyons), Ionia County. 404 memorials; 16 are Olmstead.

New York

Olmsted Hill Cemetery in the Town of Wheeler, located east of Avoca in Steuben County. Of the 110 memorials 23 are Olmsted and 5 are Olmstead.

Olmsted Family Cemetery, Sunside, Town of Durham, Greene County. 63 memorials of which 29 are Olmsted.

Olmstead Cemetery, Moreau, Saratoga County. 20 memorial, 13 of which are Olmstead.

Olmstead Cemetery, Rappa Road, Town of Flat Creek, Montgomery County. A small, fenced cemetery located on a farm. Eight memorials, seven are Olmsted and one is Olmstead. There were many Olmste(a)d families in Montgomery County on the south side of the Mohawk River; some of their family moved to Steuben County and settled on what is known there as Olmstead Hill.

North Carolina

Olmstead Pet Cemetery, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County. 7 memorials with 6 with the family name Olmstead

Ohio

Olmstead Township Cemetery (a/k/a Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Olmsted Falls. 1385 memorials; none of the our family name

Wisconsin

Olmsted Cemetery, Fond du Lac County. 35 memorials; 6 are Olmsted, all in the 1800s. This is not a small cemetery, probably more than three acres. It is likely that there are many burials that have not yet been submitted to Find-a-Grave.

Virginia

Olmstead Family Cemetery is located in Heathsville. This one was reported to me but not listed by Find-a-Grave. Heathsville, with a population of 142 (though 5000+ are served by the post office there),  is the county seat of Northumberland County on the peninsula between the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay.

 

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