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Omro in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Omro Cemetery

1846

— 50 State Highway 116 —

 
 
Omro Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 25, 2019
1. Omro Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The first section of the 20 acre Omro cemetery was donated by Milo Bushnell in 1846. In 1851, the Omro Cemetery Association was formed and this group superintended the growth of the cemetery in the years that followed. In the early 1880s, an effort to transfer the remains of Civil War veterans and their wives from other parts of the Town of Omro to this cemetery was begun. The more than 250 known veterans of this great conflict now buried here constitute one of the largest, if not the largest, concentration of Civil War dead in Wisconsin.

The exceptionally well maintained and documented burial group visible today is a testament to the unstinting care that the Cemetery Association provided. In 1990, the Association requested that the City of Omro take over the now considerable task of maintaining the cemetery, which today has more than 9,500 grave sites. (Marker Number 50.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 44° 1.3′ N, 88° 45.35′ W. Marker is in Omro, Wisconsin

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, in Winnebago County. Marker can be reached from Waukau Road (State Highway 116) 0.2 miles north of County Road E, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 Waukau Rd, Omro WI 54963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Omro Veterans Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); Historic Omro (approx. 1˝ miles away); Little House (approx. 6.4 miles away); Butte des Morts (approx. 7.4 miles away); Trading Post (approx. 8.1 miles away); Poygan Paygrounds (approx. 8.2 miles away); The 32d Red Arrow Division (approx. 8.9 miles away); Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Children’s Home (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Omro.
 
Omro Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 25, 2019
2. Omro Cemetery Marker
Omro Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 25, 2019
3. Omro Cemetery
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 25, 2019
4. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Memorial
Beside the Omro Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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