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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Old Emerson Cemetery (Emerson, Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

This old Anglican cemetery near the Town of Emerson in the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin contains over 20 stone monuments, some from as early as the 1870s. The cemetery was abandoned in 1900 in favour of the present Emerson Cemetery to the west, and this cemetery became overgrown by vegetation. Through the efforts of local citizens, it has been cleaned up and all monuments are now clearly visible.

To reach the site, follow the Trans-Canada Trail straight east from the newer cemetery. Blue directional arrows mark the way along a grass trail about a half-mile in length, accessible only to pedestrians, not vehicles.

Burial Monuments in Old Emerson Cemetery (2010)
Source: Wayne Arseny

Site Location (lat/long): N49.00626, W97.18970
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Emerson Cemetery (Emerson, Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Luke’s Anglican Church (Emerson, Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)


We thank Wayne Arseny for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 March 2017

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