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Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas

The southeast entrance of Crown Hill Cemetery, Comanche County, Kansas, in winter. Photo by Bobbi Huck. All rights reserved.

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Crown Hill Cemetery, also known as Coldwater Cemetery, is located east of Coldwater, in Comanche County, Kansas. This burial listing for the cemetery is a work in progress and is not represented or guaranteed to be complete or accurate in every detail, as, indeed, the official records are not.

Research suggestions: Check the Biography page for biographies, histories and obituaries of Comanche County residents. See Birth Notices, Death Notices, Marriage Notices, and News Notices. Use the dedicated Site Search Engine to search for more information on individuals or families of interest to you. To find an obituary for a person if it is not on this site, use this list of Comanche County, Kansas, Newspapers to locate information on how to obtain an obituary on microfilm through interlibrary loan from the Kansas State Historical Society. Subscribe to The Western Star, published in Coldwater, Kansas, for the latest local news and obituaries. Check Comanche County History Book, Vol. 1, Comanche County History Book, Vol. 2 and Comanche County In Pictures for histories and photos of Comanche County people and places.

Thanks to Vanita Blundell for typing a copy of the official Crown Hill Cemetery listing and sending it to me for this page, to Shirley Brier, who has contributed information for nearly 1,500 pages on this web site, including most of the obituaries for people buried in Crown Hill Cemetery which are linked from this page, to Bobbi Huck for the photo at the top of this page, and to everyone else who has contributed information which appears on this set of Crown Hill Cemetery burial listing pages.

I welcome your comments, suggestions and contributions of historical information and photographs to this site. Please sign the Guest Book.

-- Jerry Ferrin


Also see:

List of Pioneer Settlers Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, The Western Star, 16 June 1933.

Pioneer Death List, The Western Star, August 3, 1923.

The Original Coldwater Cemetery "It now appears that our present cemetery, consisting of 40 acres, has been proven up by some unscrupulous party and sold, so it cannot be used longer as a cemetery.", The Western Star, 9 July 1887.

107 VOTES FOR, 4 AGAINST CEMETERY PROPOSITION, The Western Star, June 13, 1923.


Detail from a July 1, 1980 USGS topographical map of Comanche County, Ks, showing the location of the Crown Hill Cemetery east of Coldwater, Kansas.
Detail from a July 1, 1980 USGS topographical map of Comanche County, Ks,
showing the location of the Crown Hill Cemetery east of Coldwater, Kansas.

USGS aerial photo of the Crown Hill Cemetery east of Coldwater, Comanche County, Ks
USGS aerial photo of the Crown Hill Cemetery east of Coldwater, Kansas.

Crown Hill Cemetery near Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas. Aerial photograph of the cemetery with a dusting of snow in late 2007. 

Note the ruts of the old road from Wilmore to Coldwater which run through the cemetery. The ink markings at upper right in the photo indicate a turn in the old Coldwater horse race track.

Photo by Richard L. 'Rick' Beeley.
Crown Hill Cemetery near Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas, after a snow fall.
Note the ruts of the old road from Wilmore to Coldwater which run through the cemetery.
The ink markings at upper right in the photo indicate a turn in the old Coldwater horse race track.
Aerial photograph by Richard L. "Rick" Beeley, late 2007. Scan by Patricia Snyder.

Crown Hill Cemetery near Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas. Aerial photograph of the cemetery with a dusting of snow in late 2007. 

Note the ruts of the old road from Wilmore to Coldwater which run through the cemetery. 

Photo by Richard L. 'Rick' Beeley.
Crown Hill Cemetery near Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas, after a snow fall.
Note the ruts of the old road from Wilmore to Coldwater which run through the cemetery.
Aerial photograph by Richard L. "Rick" Beeley, late 2007. Scan by Patricia Snyder.


A complete listing of burials in this cemetery has been published in Comanche County History, Volume II.

To purchase a copy of the book, contact:

Comanche County Historical Society
PO Box 177
Coldwater, Kansas 67029

You can also order copies of the book at the following locations: Comanche County Museum on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm; Coldwater Library in Coldwater; or the Protection Press (on Mondays and Tuesdays) or Brooke Insurance in Protection.

For those wishing more information, contact Mike Crowe, Skip Herd, Gail Boisseau, or Betty Jackson in Coldwater; Betty Yost in Wilmore, or Susan Edmonston in Protection.


Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater, KS, 1 Jan 1888 to 22 May 1993, readings compiled by Mrs. James W. Byram, 44 pages, in alphabetical order, is in the collection of Kansas Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 103, Dodge City, KS USA 67801.


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This website is being created by Jerry Ferrin. I welcome your comments, suggestions and contributions of historical information and photographs to this site. Please sign the Guest Book.

This page was created 7 October 2002 and was last updated 19 January 2008.