To reach this cemetery from Rushmore drive west on 260th Street
for two miles, turn left or south onto Erickson Avenue and continue
for 5 miles. The cemetery will be on your left or south side of
the road at the bend in the road just before the intersection with
Sunrise Cemetery was established in 1881 and is situated just
north of the county line in the Little Rock area on a patch of
virgin prairie. It is no longer active and has few remaining monuments
or markers to identify the burials sites.
This small cemetery has never been identified with any church
and there have been no burials here since 1900. It is now part
of the county parks.
The names were taken from a board that has been placed at this
burial site, with the names of those who are known to be buried
here. There may be others, which I would be happy to add if anyone
knows of one that is missing.
I transcribed this on Nov 25, 2007 from sign at the cemetery.
- Gary Boomgaarden
* = burials were moved to Little Rock, Iowa.
Brooks, Grandma, no dates *
Densmore, Mrs F. E., d. 11/4/1878 age 26y 1m 27d, wife
of F.E. Densmore
Jackson, Al, no dates
Jankins, Nancy, b. 10/12/1875, d. 3/2/1881, d/o Wes
Jenkins, Nettie, b. 9/23/1877, d. 1/18/1882, d/o Wes
Jenkins, Ownie, no dates, son of William Jenkins
Lease, Mrs, no dates *
Morrison, son, no dates, s/o M&M Charles Morrison *
Premo, Charles L, d. 5/24/1876 age 9y 10m 24d, son of C.&
Richards, Mabel, b. 1886, d. 1886, d/o William Richards