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Tombstone Photo & Cemetery Index
Part of Hand County, South Dakota Genealogy & Family Research site.
St. Lawrence, Miller (3), Beulah, Burdette, Cedar, Holden, Howell, Ree Heights, Rose Hill, Wessington,
plus Buffalo and St. John's in rural SPINK County.
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Miller G.A.R. Cemetery
Miller, Hand County, SD
Located 1 mile South on Hwy 45
Stones back to 1882
Cemetery in use and well maintained.
Tombstone Photo Index & Notes
Names, dates, inscriptions, relationship notes!
Surname Tombstone Thumbnail Links:
St. Lawrence I.O.O.F. Cemetery St. Lawrence, Hand County, SD
Located 1 mile North - 1/4 East
Stones back to 1882
Cemetery in use and well maintained.
Tombstone Photo Index & Notes
Surnames:

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Update: All Transcriptions & Photos done....working to get it all online.
Miller I.O.O.F. Hillcrest
Miller, Hand County, SD
Located 3/4 mile west on West 5th St. off Hwys 45/14 (N. Broadway)
Stones back to 1882
Cemetery in use and well maintained.

Tombstone Photo Index & Notes
Names, dates, inscriptions, relationship notes!
Hillcrest Plot Map
Surname Tombstone Thumbnail Links:
A - Z
Scheduled to be revamped & with new photos!
Update: Transcriptions & Photos done....much work until it's all online
 
     Please be patient as tombstone photos, cemetery indexes and notes are slowly added. There are hundreds of photos already taken, waiting to go online.  In the meantime, take a look around and maybe you'll find that missing ancestor's tombstone already posted. If not, holler --- I may have it, or if it's one from a Miller cemetery,  I can  go get it for you.    CSR
Older stones in SE area - Hillcrest Cemetery - Miller, SD
New west entrance planter at GAR Cemetery - Miller, SD
Earliest stones in NW section - St. Lawrence, SD  Cemetery
Cemetery Tombstone Photos  by Carolyn S. Rosemore
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GAR Block & Plot Map for your reference
Please be patient while page loads.
Wessington Cemetery
Wessington, Beadle Co., South Dakota
1/4 mile west of N/S county-line road into Hand County.
Cemetery in use and  well kept.

Partially transcribed & photographed for now.
Tombstone Photo Index & Notes
Names, dates, inscriptions, relationship notes!

~ Direct Links to Tombstone Photos now online ~

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St. John's Cemetery
Buffalo Township, Spink County, SD




Only a few transcribed & photographed now, but I'll be back!
 
Buffalo Cemetery
Buffalo Township, Spink County, SD
Located 14 mi N on Wessington road (Hand-Beadle county line), 1 E, 1 1/2 N on corner of Spink Co. 26.
(Only 16 burials found- 8 my family!!)
Earliest stone 1885 - Latest 1983
Cemetery kept mowed.

Tombstone Photo Index & Notes
Names, dates, inscriptions, relationship notes!
Tombstone Thumbnails
(Click on small photo to view full-size of each)
You're viewing the entire cemetery!
Complete as of 10-22-2001
 
Burdette Cemetery
Burdette Township, Hand County, SD
NE 1/4 of section 8
From Miller: 10 N.  on hwy 45 (360 Ave), 10 E on 188th St,
2 1/2 N.
OR from St. Lawrence same, but 7 East on 188th!
Stones back to 1883
Cemetery in use and well maintained.

Cemetery History
Tombstone Photo Index & Notes
Names, dates, inscriptions, relationship notes!
Beautiful entrance!!
~ Direct Links To Tombstone Photos ~
 
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Complete as of 10-02-2001
St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery
Miller, Hand County, SD
3/4 mile E on East 7th St. off Hwys 45/14 (Broadway)
Stones back to ____
Cemetery in use and well maintained.

Tombstone Photo Index & Notes
Names, dates, inscriptions, relationship notes!
Plot Map (old South side)
Plot Map (newly plotted North side)
 
Holden - Sunbeam Cemetery
Holden Township, Hand County, SD
NW 1/4 of section 24 - 114 -67
From Miller: 10 N.  on Hwy 45 to 188th St, 6 E, 2 N, 1 E.
From Hwy 14 in St. Lawrence:
10 N.  on 363rd Ave to 188th St, 3 E, 2 N, 1 E.

Stones back to 1884. Cemetery well maintained.
Cemetery History
Burials & Tombstone Photo Index & Notes
Names, dates, inscriptions, relationship notes!
~ Direct Links To Tombstone Photos ~
  
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Transcribed & photographed 05-26/27-02
 
Beulah Cemetery
Gilbert Township, Hand County, SD
SW 1/4 of section 8
Located 369 Ave & 192 St.
(North on Vayland road)

Stones back to 1890
Cemetery in use and well maintained.

Church & Cemetery History
Tombstone Photo Index & Notes
Names, dates, inscriptions, relationship notes!
Tombstone Thumbnails Direct Surname Links:
A - I   J - Z
Gate down fence line - east. Stones hidden by bushes.
Complete as of 10-01-2001
~ Direct Links To Tombstone Photos ~
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A lovely cemetery
A peaceful little country cemetery
Beautiful little cemetery at the foot of the Ree Hills
Very neat, attractive country cemetery
Large 2-section cemetery with unusual location description
Cedar Cemetery
Como Township, Hand Co., South Dakota
From Ree Heights exit  on Hwy 14:
17 miles south on 349th, 1 mile  west on  214th, 1/4 south  on dirt road.
NW 1/4 of sec 2 in Como township,  south of Cedar township.

Cemetery in use and  well kept.

Tombstone Photo Index & Notes
Names, dates, inscriptions, relationship notes!
Direct Links to Tombstone Photos
A - Z
 
 
A pretty little country cemetery
Complete as of 06-05-2002
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Photographed & transcribed
GAR is so large, I may never get it all transcribed & photographed. If you  need a  photo from GAR, contact me. I'll try to locate stone(s) & email photos to you.
Working on this.  It's a major project. Please be patient.
 
It's finally online!  --- 'Doing the Happy Dance!!
 
Highway 45 North from Miller to Hwy 212  is now being resurfaced!
 
Photos Online!
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Ree Heights - Morningside
Ree Heights Township, Hand County, SD
From Miller: 11 W. on hwy 14, 1 S, 3/4 E.
Stones back to 1918
Cemetery in use and well maintained.

Cemetery History
Tombstone Photo Index & Notes
Names, dates, inscriptions, relationship notes!
 
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Howell Cemetery
Howell Township, Hand Co., South Dakota
From Miller on Hwy 45
16 miles north to 181st E (Hwy 26)
1/2 mile E. on Hwy 26, 1/2 N. on gravel road.

From St. Lawrence on Hwy 14 at Main St.:
16 miles north on 363rd Ave to Hwy 26,
2 1/2 miles W. on  Hwy 26, 1/2 N. on gravel road.
SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 14 in Howell township.
Cemetery in use and  well kept.


Howell Cemetery Resource Page
 
 
~ Links ~
USGS Hand Co Cem Index by Longitude & Latitude

Block and Plot Map
Miller GAR Cemetery

USGS Beadle Co Cem Index
by Longitude & Latitude

Spink Co. Township Map
SW 8 townships only

USGS Spink Co Cem Index
by Longitude & Latitude

Homemade Tombstones
Inexpensive "good deed" project to mark the "unmarked graves" in your local cemetery.
Plus cemetery tips etc.
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
---George Bernard Shaw

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
Mark Twain, author and humorist(1835-1910)
We are all born originals - why is it so many of us die copies?
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--EdwardYoung, poet (1683-1765)
Souls do not disintegrate and die:
Years pass and yet they do not fade away.
Memories are like a distant star
Pouring forth its light across the void.
All our tears and laughter do not lie:
Though we pass like dreams, our spirits stay,
Held fast by love, which is just what we are,
Yet in a form that cannot be destroyed.
"Die when I may, I want it said of me that I plucked a weed and planted a flower where ever I thought a flower would grow."---Abraham Lincoln
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It is hard to understand how a cemetery raised its burial cost and blamed it on the cost of living.

The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind. ---John Allston
Project Instructions & photo samples now on NEW page!
 
Rose Hill Cemetery
Rose Hill Township, Hand Co., SD
NW 1/4  of Section 33, Township 110, Range 66.
~ From Miller on Hwy 14 ~
9 miles east to 169th Ave (Vayland, SD)
13 1/2 miles S. on 169th Ave to 213th St.
1 1/2 miles E.
~From Wessington at County Line (374th Ave.)~
11 miles south on 374th Ave to 213th St.
3 1/2 miles W. on  213th St.. on gravel road.
Cemetery in use and  well kept.

Rose Hill Resource Page
 
Transcriptions Online
Will photograph tombstones later