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Near Gotenburg in Dawson County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Swedish Crosses Cemetery

 
 
Swedish Crosses Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 20, 2004
1. Swedish Crosses Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  One of the many Swedish settlements in Nebraska during the late nineteenth century was north of Gothenburg in northwestern Dawson County. An enduring symbol of this settlement is Swedish Crosses Cemetery, where three children of Mr. and Mrs. Berg are buried. These unique grave markers were made in a traditional Swedish style between 1885 and 1889 by the children's grandfather, Benjamin Palm. Mr. Palm was the first blacksmith in Gothenburg.
 
Erected 1991 by Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 350.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 40° 58.407′ N, 100° 12.3′ W. Marker is near Gotenburg, Nebraska, in Dawson County. Marker is at the intersection of Local Route 769 and Local Route 409 on Local Route 769. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gothenburg NE 69138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Road to Zion (approx. 3.7 miles away); Original Pony Express Station (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Pony Express (approx. 3.7 miles away); Dissected Loess Plains (approx. 3.7 miles away); Etna (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Swedish Crosses Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 20, 2004
2. Swedish Crosses Cemetery Marker
Swedish Crosses Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 20, 2004
3. Swedish Crosses Cemetery Marker
Swedish Crosses Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 20, 2004
4. Swedish Crosses Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 24, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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