Omland Cemetery
Park River, Walsh County, North Dakota

Date: July 15, 2001

Cemetery: Omland Cemetery or "Old Garfield Cemetery"
Established: 1883
Street: SE 1/4 Section 16 Golden Township, Walsh County, North Dakota or 1 mile west of Highway 32
Type: Road-public
City: Park River North Dakota about 6 miles west/northwest
Township: Golden
County: Walsh
State: North Dakota
Nation: USA
Zip: N/A
Nearby: about 1 1/2 miles west of the Park River Bible Camp
Location: Rural-mixed
Land: Flat
Watersource: Yes
Features: Prarie Grass, Trees
Sign: Yes
Land Type: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Gravestones: about 3 headstones
Oldest: 1883
Newest: 1903
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: No
Toppled: No
Buried: Yes
Removed: Unknown
Weather problems: No
Pollution problems: No
Association: No
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Records location: Cemeteries of Walsh County Volume 25 Red River Genealogical Society 1990
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Vandalized: No
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Damaging
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Drainage: Good
Problem: Apathy
Restoration: No work started as of yet
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Same
Reason:
Visited: Occasionally
Archeology: No
Contacted: N/A
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Remote User:
Date: Friday, July 13, 2001

Other Information

I went to visit this cemetery on Saturday July 7, It is the back near a group of trees. I did not go back there all the way because of 3-31/2 feet of prarie grass that is growing around the cemetery.

This excerpt was taken from the book "Cemeteries of Walsh County Volume 25" Published in 1990 by the Red River Genelogical Group.

"No doubt others may have been removed and more here in unmarked graves. We would hope some interested person or group would take an interest in this site to recover it. Since, this was an early part of Walsh County History, it should be preserved as an historical site."

Also, this was the first site of the Garfield Church. That many of the people that are buried there were members of that church.

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