City of Olathe, KS

738 N. Chestnut
Olathe, KS 66051
Telephone: (913) 971-5226
Email: bnilges@olatheks.org

Cemetery Walking Tours

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Tour Guide

You are about to take a step back over 150 years into Olathe’s history. The citizens you’ll find buried here represent all walks of life...from doctors, lawyers and politicians to Civil War soldiers, gunfighters and desperados, and early pioneers who came looking for opportunity and a better life.

We hope you enjoy your walk through Olathe history. There is much to see here, history that can be learned here, and many stories that can help bring our past back to life.

The Olathe Memorial Cemetery Tour Guide will bring you in touch with 62 historic people and monuments. On this self-guided tour, you'll find the gravestone of President Obama's great-great-great grandfather, Robert Wolfley, several of those who were murdered in the famous raid of Olathe by William Quantrill and his band of border ruffians, and many of the famous and not so famous citizens of Olathe.

Olathe Cemetery Tree Tour

The Olathe Cemetery boasts over 30 different variety of trees on our grounds. The downloadable pdf Tree Tour will take you around our beautiful grounds as you take a walk to these marked trees. Enjoy the colors in the spring and summer, and especially the fall, when the Maple trees show off their many colors.

The Tree of Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park, a state and national award winning memorial park, is located at the intersection of Harrison and Old 56 Highway (1025 S. Harrison) is a lovely four acre park which memorializes the men and women who served the United States in the armed services. The park has a brick walk in honor of many of those who lost their lives, memorial plaques on many of the trees, and memorial park benches.

Download the Veterans Park Tree Tour and take a short walk to learn about twenty-five different trees that grace the park, and enjoy the only Four Chaplains Memorial in the midwest and other memorials throughout the park.

Cemetery History Walk

Download our flyer and take a short walk around our cemetery and learn about some of the important people, places, and events of local and national importance. Each stop will take you to an interpretive kiosk will further explain the significant historical event that helped shape our community.

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