Historic Topeka Cemetery
Historic Topeka Cemetery is an active cemetery and a historic site. In business since 1859, Topeka Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 35,000 people, including many of the founders of the capital city and the state.
Tours of historic gravesites are available on request. A guide book that tells the history of the cemetery and provides information for a self-guided tours also is available.
On the National Register of Historic Places, the 80-acre cemetery has scores of monuments that are works of art, including Mausoleum Row and the 40-foot Hurley obelisk. The office complex is the original homestead of Franklin Loomis Crane, an early member of the Topeka Town Association and an important figure in Topeka's early growth.