The old Chapel at the
Cemetery holds a complete directory of lot owners and burials.
Printable Map of Cemetery
Register and Obituary Lookup
Friends of Wymore Library
Founded in 1860, the
Blue Springs Cemetery has the distinction of being Nebraska's
Oldest Recorded Cemetery, registered on January 25, 1862.
The first burial was Allen R. Johnson age 8 years and 2 months.
Allen drowned in the Blue River on September 25, 1857, his re-interment
in what was then known as the Blue Springs Methodist Cemetery
(northeast corner of today's cemetery) was shortly after the
Cemetery was established. The grave is marked with a First
Burial monument in the Original Addition.
The Blue Springs Cemetery
Association has devoted much time and effort to maintain the
beauty and upkeep of the Cemetery. The perpetual effort includes
repairs to the chapel and antique wrought iron fencing, planting
trees, street improvements and onsite directory updates.
Each Memorial Day the Blue Springs Volunteer Fire Department
displays large United States Flags along Monument Street. The
Cemetery Board of Trustees plan the morning program and place
small flags on Veteran's graves. During the Memorial Service,
the Legion Chaplain places a wreath at the War Memorial followed
by a tradtional gun salute and Taps. Members of the Wymore American
Legion Anderson Post #25 march through an Avenue of Flags
placed in their honor. After the ceremonies, the United Methodist
Church serves a free-will luncheon with proceeds going
toward Cemetery improvements.
You may rest assured
our Veterans and your loved ones are well cared for ...
- First Grave Monument, Allen R. Johnson grave, War Memorial
Monument, Cemetery Gate