Pleasant Valley Cemetery (Oxford Twp), est. 1881
9500 W 159th St
Latitude, Longitude: Map
38° 50' 18" N, 94° 41' 43" W
From Kansas City, MO, take I35 South 11 miles to US-69 South, exit 225B. Take US-69 South to the 151st St exit
to Morse. Turn left at Antioch Rd, then turn right at W 159th St. On south side approx. 1/2 mile.
About this Cemetery:
The Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association was organized in the winter of 1880, and their Charter
granted by the State of Kansas in March 1881. George McCaughey was elected President, and R P Edgington as
Secretery to the first Cemetery Association board. The first charter members included J E Divelbiss, A N
Edgington, John McCaughey Sr, and J S Justice. R M Dawson, J G Shreve, John Toynbee Sr, J C Murray,
Giblert Bunnell, Jas L Shreve, Frank Hathaway, and Wm Moreland were also among the original organizing members.
The Pleasant Valley Cemetery District was approved by Johnson County on May 7, 1964, to provide tax support
to the cemetery, with the Association to administer the District.
The first recorded burial was Caroline English, Olathe, interred in the winter of 1880, before the cemetery
was officially established. The first burial into the establish cemetery was Julia A Edgington, wife of R P
Edgington, of Morse, KS, on February 27, 1881.
The Pleaseant Valley Cemetery consists of 13.22 acres of land. This land was first patented to Shawnee
Indian Toh-noy-Se-Se in 1854. John E Divelbiss purchased a 160-acre tract of this land. The land for the
cemetery was purchased as follows:
1 acre purchased for $15 from John Divelbiss in 1881; deed issued 1886
2 acres purchased for $65 from John Divelbiss in August 1895
3 acres purchased for $1000 from Emery Divelbiss in Jun 1929
7.22 acres purchased for $1000/acre from Paul Jorgenson in 1964
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Transcription by Carol Rollins and Linda Lewis, 13 Jun 2006
This is a complete transcription by reading and photographing the stones.
Sexton's Cemetery Map ( 1 | 2 ), donated by the Pleasant Valley Cemetery District Association
2003 Cemetery District Map, from the Johnson County Records and Tax Administration.