Wyuka Cemetery

Nebraska City, Nebraska



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Wyuka Cemetery is located at the intersection of 19th Street and Industrial Road in Nebraska City, Nebraska (Otoe County). The coordinates are 40° 40' 10" N, 95° 52' 23" W.

Wyuka Cemetery was established in 1855, and it is still in use today. There are many impressive gravestones, including several treestones. One of the most well known people buried in this cemetery is J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day. The Morton monument, which was erected for his wife, Caroline Morton, is a large treestone. Another unique monument that is a must-see at this cemetery is the desk at the Harding family's plot. N.C. Harding was an insurance agent, and the monument is a replica of the rolltop desk at his office. The names of his family members buried in the plot are engraved on the open books on the desk.



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