Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
150H (135th) & Rosehill Rd
Latitude, Longitude: Map
38° 53' 02" N, 94° 43' 58" W
From Kansas City, take I35 south to 69H. Take 69H south to Quivera Rd. Turn left on Quivira Rd and go south for about 3 miles. Turn right on 135th St and go about 1/2 mile. The cemetery is on the north side of the street facing the turn on to Rosehill Rd. on the south side. It is approximately halfway between Quivera Rd and Pflumm Ave.
About this Cemetery:
This cemetery is an example of a pioneer community cemetery for some of the first settlers to Kansas after the Shawnee Indians were removed to Oklahoma in the 1860s. The earliest legible or known burial is in 1865. According to the sexton, the cemetery was used through 1939. It is noted, however, that one burial has taken place since 1939.
The cemetery became incorporated into the town of Lenexa in the 1940s and a cemetery company was formed for the maintenance of the cemetery. This cemetery company has now been passed down to the care of the current sexton, however no record burial records or lot maps were passed down.
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Assication
Private. Email request.
Transcription by Linda Lewis, 30 Jul 2005
This is a complete transcription by reading and photographing the gravestones. Photos available upon request.
2003 Cemetery District Map, from the Johnson County Records and Tax Administration.