Monticello Union Cemetery, est. 1884
75th St and Gleason Rd
Shawnee, Monticello Twp, Johnson, KS

Latitude, Longitude:   Map
38 59' 31" N, 94 51' 44" W
38.991900, -94.862200

Driving Directions:
From 87th and I435 in Lenexa KS, take 87th West around Shawnee Mission Park. 87th curves northeast and turns into 83rd St. Turn right on K7 North and turn left (west) on 75th St. Proceed past Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens cemetery to the next street (Gleason). Cemetery is on southeast corner of 75th ST and Gleason across from Monticello Church.

About the Cemetery
The Monticello Union cemetery was established in 1884, near to the site of the old Monticello Town site, in what was then Monticello Township. On May 5, 1936 the Monticell0 Cemetery District Association was formed to care for the cemetery, and now manages four beautiful cemeteries in the area. Although Monticello Township was disbanded and annexed to the cities of Lenexa and Shawnee recently, the cemetery district remains boundaries have not changed.

The Memorial
The following is inscribed on the Union Memorial:

To our heroes of 1861-1865 Dedicated May 30, 1895

Erected by John Anderson Womans Relief Corps No. 194 Wilder Kan.

To the memory of our soldiers who starved in southern prisons

To the memory of our unknown dead

Asleep unnamed unknown until Gods angels on the whirlwind rides to claim his own

Condition
This cemetery is well tended to, however vandalism is a constant problem. Many stones are missing, in pieces, or illegible due to age and weathering. The cemetery is beaultifully decorated and flags are placed at each Veteran's grave on Memorial Day each year.

Cemetery Contact:
Monticello Cemetery Association
Private. Email request for contact information.

Diagram of Cemetery Key to sections and rows used in transcription.

Transcription by Carol Rollins, Carol Kuse, Linda Lewis, 19 Nov 2006
This is a complete transcription by reading and photographing the gravestones. Photos available upon request.

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