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
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 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
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.
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.