Cemeteries always seem to have a quiet kind of beauty – whether they’re old or new, a feeling of quiet respect seems to wash over you when you walk into one. Still, cemeteries tend to be just a little creepy. These nine Nebraska graveyards are both beautiful and just a little spooky.
Boot Hill Cemetery, Ogallala
"Boot Hill" is used to describe cemeteries all over the country. The term refers to men who died "with their boots on," usually in a gunfight or other violent encounter.
Box Butte County Cemetery
A few graves dot the landscape in this small but well-maintained graveyard in an unincorporated area of Box Butte County.
Dakota City Cemetery
The grave of a 21-year old girl who died in 1868.
Ft. McPherson National Cemetery, South of Maxwell
This 20-acre cemetery holds more than 10,000 graves. The graveyards of 23 abandoned frontier towns were moved to Ft. McPherson; the last move took place in 1947.
Prospect Hill, Omaha
Prospect Hill is thought to be Omaha's oldest cemetery. Many of the city's earliest pioneers, politicians, and business leaders are buried here, along with the Native Americans and Mormon pioneers who were buried on the land before it became Prospect Hill.
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Near Louisville
An amazing sunset over the cemetery just outside of Louisville.
Rock Creek Cemetery, Southwest of Beemer
Before Beemer was Beemer, unincorporated Rock Creek stood in the same area. One of the few remains of the former community is the pioneer cemetery which was established in 1868.
Oregon Trail Graves, Multiple Locations
The Oregon Trail is sometimes called the nation's longest graveyard due to the large number of migrants who perished on the long journey. The vast majority of the graves are unmarked and forgotten. The grave of Rebecca Winters, just east of Scottsbluff, is one of the marked graves that remains erect and well cared for.
A peaceful day at St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery just north of Tecumseh
With hundreds of little towns throughout the state, Nebraska is full of lovely old cemeteries. Have any of your own beautiful cemetery photos? Please share them on our Facebook page!