Omro Cemetery (1846) (50)

© Photographed September 22, 2014 and May 3 and August 24, 2017
Erected by Omro Area Historical Society
Omro, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
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Omro Cemetery
State Highway 116
The first portion of the 20 acre Omro cemetery was donated by Milo Bushnell in 1846. In 1851, the Omro Cemetery Association was formed and this group superintended the growth of the cemetery in the years that followed. In the early 1880s an effort to transfer the remains of  Civil War veterans and their wives from other parts of the Town of Omro to this cemetery was begun and the more than 250 known veterans of this great conflict now buried here constitute one of the largest, if not the largest, concentration of Civil War dead in Wisconsin.

The exceptionally well maintained and documented burial group visible today is a testament to the unstinting care that the Cemetery Association provided. Finally, though, in 1990, the Association requested that the City of Omro take over the now considerable task of maintaining the cemetery, which today has more than 9,500 grave sites.
Omro Cemetery is located on northbound Waukau Road / Wisconsin Highway 116, north of its intersection with County Road E, at or near 2284 Waukau Road, Omro, Wisconsin 54963.

Click here to view all markers and sites included in the City of Omro Historical Tour.

Photographed September 22, 2014

View from across the roadway, where there is plenty of parking.

The marker is mounted to the green post visible in the center of the photo.

 Looking west, wide-open spaces across from the cemetery . . .

 Omro Cemeter is located on the outskirts of Omro, Wisconsin.

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