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Jewish cemetery gets national designation

January 24, 2013


A Jewish cemetery near Eudora, founded in the Civil War era, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The B’Nai Israel Cemetery, 1301 East 2100 Road, was added to the national register on Jan. 2.

The cemetery is the only surviving property associated with the Jewish community that flourished in the Eudora area from 1857 to 1867 before moving Lawrence, according to the Kansas State Historical Society. The cemetery fell into disuse in the 1920s before being reactivated in 1978.

The cemetery was nominated for recognition because of its social significance and the role it played in the settling of the Eudora area. There are 1,291 Kansas entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

A sign on the gate identifies the cemetery as the Beni Israel Cemetery.


mitavanam 4 years, 10 months ago

Good. Thanks are due to whoever made the nomination and saw the process through. Kol ha'kavod!

Chris Millspaugh 4 years, 10 months ago

"The Lawrence Preservation Alliance worked with the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation and the Eudora Area Historical Socity to produce the nomination. LPA prepared a request for proposals and selected historian Dale Nimz to write the nomination and present it to the Kansas Historic Sites Review Board."

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