Near Blair in Washington County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Cuming City Cemetery and Nature Preserve
Part of this plot is reserved as a burial ground for the descendants of Lewis M. Kline, pioneer newspaperman who helped found Cuming City in 1855. By 1857 the town boasted 53 homes, 3 stores, and 3 hotels. It disappeared in the 1870's, when most of its citizens moved to Blair on the new railroad. The main north-south street of the old town site of Cuming City is now U.S. Highway 73, 1 1/4 miles southeast of here. The Kline family, which had its first burial here in 1857, donated the acreage to Cuming City for a cemetery. Many of those buried here were later removed to the Blair Cemetery, where maintenance is provided.
Erected by Cuming City Cemetery Association, Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 217.)
Marker series. Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 41° 35.333′ N, 96° 10.407′ W. Marker is near Blair, Nebraska, in Washington County. Marker is on County Road 14 half a mile west of U.S. 75, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blair NE 68008, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Congregational Church of Blair (approx. 3.8 miles away); Lewis and Clark Campsites (approx. 4.3 miles away); Brewster Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); DeSoto Townsite (approx. 7.2 miles away); Up the Missouri (approx. 8.8 miles away); Steamboat Bertrand (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 8.8 miles away); Lewis and Clark Campsite Area (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blair.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers •
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