Historic Prospect Hill — Omaha's Pioneer Cemetery

Historic Prospect Hill — Omaha's Pioneer Cemetery (HMZVW)

Location: Omaha, NE 68111 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 16.609', W 95° 57.613'

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Founded in 1858 by Byron Reed, early Omaha real estate developer and financier, Prospect Hill is the final resting place for over 15,000 citizens. While burial permit #1 was issued for Territorial Legislator Alonzo Salisbury on October 4, 1858, many were already buried here in the Cedar Hills and Omaha City Cemeteries, parts of which are within today's Prospect Hill boundaries.

Many prominent Omahans lie here. They gave their names to Omaha streets, schools and churches, and to many Nebraska counties and towns. There are veterans from every American war beginning with the War of 1812. Also interred here are nearly 100 soldiers who died on active duty during the Civil War or while serving at Omaha Barracks (Fort Omaha) from 1863-1887.

In 1887, administrative affairs were taken over by Forest Lawn Cemetery. However, in the 1890's, lot owners formed an Association to operate Prospect Hill. It continues to function. Omaha's pioneer cemetery, Prospect Hill, remains an active cemetery as well as an historic site which chronicles the growth and development of Omaha and Nebraska.
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Marker Number287
Placed ByProspect Hill Cemetery Historical Foundation and Nebraska Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 3:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 252071 N 4573714
Decimal Degrees41.27681667, -95.96021667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 16.609', W 95° 57.613'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 16' 36.54" N, 95° 57' 36.78" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 256-532 Cemetery Rd, Omaha NE 68111, US
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