Rosset Family Cemetery
Arvilla, Grand Forks County, North Dakota

Date: April 18, 2001

Cemetery: Rosset Family Cemetery
Established: 1884
Street: 8 miles south of Arvilla on county road 2
City: Arvilla 8 miles
Township: Pleasant View
County: Grand Forks
State: North Dakota
Nation: USA
Nearby: 4 miles north of Highway 15 and County Road 2
Reached by: Public road
Location: Rural-mixed
Land: Flat
Water: No
Features: There is a row of pine trees behind the cemetery
Sign: Yes
Land Type: Private
Access: Open
Surrounded by: None
Gate: None
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Unmarked graves: Unsure
Gravestones: 2 headstones
Broken gravestones: Yes
Toppled gravestones: Yes
Buried gravestones: Unsure
Removed Gravestones: Unknown
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: No
Oldest grave: 1884
Newest grave: 1889
Association: No
Records: No
Inventory: No
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: No
VA1: Overturned gravestones
VA2: Broken gravestones
Vegetation: Disturbing-graves
Vegetation problem: Overgrown-ground cover
Drainage: Good
Problem: Apathy
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: Work underway - Some progress made
Owner: Township
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Same
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Previous contacts: none

Other information

This family cemetery was not even in the 1974 Grand Forks Cemetery Book nor its 1990 supplement. It is a burial plot with 2 headstone in the cemetery. The burials are of the Russett Family where 5 infants under the age of 1 year were buried there. The cemetery is a pioneer cemetery that has been neglected.


In the past six weeks, I have been working on this cemetery. I have been clearing all the tall grass and the dead grass or thatch that is buried underneath the new grass. I filled in the hole where the big headstone was and I had to lay the headstone down but it was heavy so I could not put back. I drove past the cemetery a few days later and somebody put the headstone up where I filled in the hole with dirt. It's beginning to look better.

Submitted By:

name: Anne Braun
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