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Near Blair in Washington County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Brewster Cemetery

 
 
Brewster Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael James, May 18, 2008
1. Brewster Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1870 by Israel Swihart, the cemetery was named for his wife, Mary Brewster Swihart. Those buried here include three civil war veterans, and several children who succumbed to the harsh conditions of life on the Great Plains. The cemetery is also the eternal resting place for persons unknown, whose grave markers have been ravaged by time and elements. It serves as a memorial to the sturdy pioneers who lived and died while making a home on the Nebraska prairie.
 
Erected by Washington County, Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 420.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 30.546′ N, 96° 12.244′ W. Marker is near Blair, Nebraska, in Washington County. Marker is on County Road 26 2.5 miles west of U.S. 30, 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. 4.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark Campsites (approx. 4.2 miles away); Cuming City Cemetery and Nature Preserve
The cemetery sits alone, surrounded by farm fields. image. Click for full size.
By Michael James, May 18, 2008
2. The cemetery sits alone, surrounded by farm fields.
(approx. 5.7 miles away); DeSoto Townsite (approx. 6.4 miles away); Up the Missouri (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 8.7 miles away); Steamboat Bertrand (approx. 9.1 miles away); Fort Atkinson (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blair.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Hand-drawn map of the burial sites. image. Click for full size.
By Michael James, May 18, 2008
3. Hand-drawn map of the burial sites.
Map created by Dusty, Dylan, and Nikki Vogt as a 4H Junior Leader project.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2008, by Michael James of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2008, by Michael James of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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