Brief History of Memorial Lawn Cemetery

Once a privately held cemetery, Memorial Lawn Cemetery came into Cowley County’s possession in December 1993. The resting place had been declared abandoned, at which time the County officially took control. Under Kansas law, once a cemetery falls under the care of a county, it cannot be sold to any other party.

December 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Cowley County gaining ownership of Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial Lawn Records Search Map

An interactive map of interned and deeded spaces: Memorial Lawn Cemetery Records Search


24547 61st Road
Arkansas City Kansas, 67005


(620)221-5425, or (620)441-4570

Poor Farm Cemetery

The land where Poor Farm Cemetery is located was purchased by Cowley County in 1880. Records indicated that the first burial on the property was in 1892, while the last was in 1940. Time has worn and damaged many of the few remaining monuments.

In 2002, an effort was spearheaded by Gene Metzinger of Arkansas City to help refurbish the cemetery. An 8-foot-long and 5-foot-high slab of stone was donated by Pray Monument and inscribed with the known names of the deceased.



South Joel Mack Road
Winfield, KS 67156

Cemetery Records


Cemetery Records

Cemetery Records are kept at the County Engineer’s Office. Contact the County Engineer’s Office.