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Bellevue Cemetery

Bellevue Cemetery



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  • Date Posted: Apr 29, 2014
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  • Address: Bellevue Cemetery, Bellevue, NE 68005, USA


Bellevue Cemetery is located on Franklin Street, about mile north of Mission Ave (Hwy 370).

The History:

This is one of the oldest cemeteries in the state of Nebraska.

In 1856, Bellevue set aside 4 city blocks as a cemetery, but the cemetery purportedly may have been used as an unofficial burial site prior to that time. For example, a there is a gravesite marked "Unknown Child" in the cemetery in Section 09 18. It was operated by a cemetery association until 1974 when the city of Bellevue took over it’s operation. The earliest grave sites in the cemetery are those of Jean Allen, John Peters, and Ester Peters, all dated 1856.

Big Elk and fourteen of his braves are also buried in the cemetery. Big Elk was the last full blooded chief of the Omaha tribe and grandfather of Logan Fontanelle. (Fontanelle Forest is named after Logan Fontanelle). His gravesite was originally located on the Bellevue College lands, but his grave was moved to the Bellevue Cemetery when the college was built. Big Elk died of cholera.

There are 682 burials on record at the Bellevue Cemetery.

The Haunting:

Non-specific types of paranormal activity has been reported at this location.

Observations:

The Bellevue Cemetery is located across the street from another reported haunted location; College Heights. It is within close promixity to Jewel Park, which has also been reported as haunted.

The Bellevue Cemetery is situated on a sloping hill overlooking the College Heights subdivision. There is a shrine to Chief Big Elk on the northern side of the park.

Resources:

Visit the following link to see a number of photos of Bellevue Cemetery:

http://www.steveandmarta.com/graveyards/bellevue/bellevue_1.htm

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100371&CScn=Bellevue+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=31&

Bellevue Cemetery, Bellevue, NE Nebraska 68005, USA

Bellevue Cemetery, Bellevue, NE Nebraska 68005, USA




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