Adams Burial Ground
14800 Evening Star Lane
Eudora, McCamish Twp, Johnson, KS
Latitude, Longitude: Map
38° 51' 28" N, 95° 02' 18" W
From 169H and Santa Fe in Olathe,take the Santa Fe exit west and continue for approx. 10 miles. Santa Fe turnes into 135th St. Turn left on S Spoon Creek Rd and go 1 mile. Turn right on 143rd St and go approx.3 miles. Turn left on Evening Star Rd and go approx. .8 miles. Cemetery is the middle of a field on the west side, across from a home on the east side.
About this Cemetery:
Adams Cemetery is located in western McCamish Twp, Johnson Co, KS, on the east side of the woods that border
Captain Creek. The cemetery is high on a hill that overlooks Plum Creek and the woods to the west.
Less than a mile south is the remains of the old Pleasant Valley cemetery in McCamish Twp. From 1849 to 1869,
the Oregon Trail ran perpendicular to Evening Star Road, less than a mile to the east. Kansas State historical
signs can be found on all the crossroads marking its passage. The town of Prairie Center, gone since the 1940s
to the Sunflower Plant, was located a little over a mile to the Northeast.
This cemetery is noted on
the 1902 Johnson County Atlas, and was found and reported to the Kansas State Historical Society (KSHS) and is
designated as Archeological Site 14JO498 and Unmarked Burial site UBS1992-25.
The Adams burial ground is described on pages 6 and 7 of the "History of Captain's Creek Community" compiled by
Joy Lefmann Scheunemann. According to the Lefmann Land History, Some of the Adams family members died during a
smallpox epidemic. At that time, the James Finley family lived on the land adjoining the timber land. They gave
permission for the Adams family to bury their dead on the Finley land. The author mentions contact with this
Indian family, and cites the location of gravestones. The location of a stone for James Adams was mentioned twice
in this narrative.
Read the transcribed copy of the History of Captain's Creek Community, compiled by Joy Lefmann Scheunemann.
A E Robison Inc
Private. Email request.
Transcription by Linda Lewis, 04 Nov 2006
This is a complete transcription by reading and photographing the gravestones.
Photos available upon request.