Unknown Cemetery
Waterbury, Dakota County, Nebraska

Date: June 30, 2000

Cemetery Name: unknown
Street: rural
City: about 3 mi. SE of Waterbury
County: Dakota County
State: Nebraska
Nation: USA
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Number of graves: maybe 50 more or less
Oldest grave: approximately 1869
Records: Don't Know
Inventory: Don't Know
Owner: No idea-Kenny Burcham, neighbor, my contact person.
Cemetery about to be destroyed
Overgrown-ground cover
Broken Headstones
Buried Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
General Neglect


The only records that I am aware of are the recordings I did of the stones--any others unknown.


Neighbors told me there may have been a church associated with the cemetery. No one knew a denomination. Steep hillside, along a gravel road, but unseen from the road.

Other Problems

Cattle, vandals, hunters, elements, and general neglect.

Previous Contacts

Made the conditions known through TV program--no response. Contacted local 4H club for possible use as community service project-no response. Descendant family interested, but unable to care for it due to age and distance. I would be willing to help clear and restore this cemetery, if permission to do so is granted from the owner. Possible scout, or community group project.

Current Status

In desperate need of attention, or the cemetery will be lost. Can't even be seen standing right in front of it due to heavy undergrowth and trees.

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Marlys McGrath Rice
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