Cemeteries provide a wide range of cultural and social history of our community. With this in mind, we have tried to pull together some history of the cemeteries we know of in La Crosse County. Most histories are based on written documentation, but some are based on oral tradition. We also have written an essay about "lost" white pioneer cemeteries for which we know once existed or for which we have a strong oral history but that no longer seem to exist. If you have additional information on the history of any La Crosse County cemetery, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native American cemeteries and archaeological locations, unfortunately, are not included here because of concerns of potential site disturbance. However, Archaeologist Robert "Ernie" Boszhardt of the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has prepared an essay on Native American and pre-historic burial customs in the Coulee Region to add to this history.
Our database does not contain photos of stones, but there are a number available from websites such as the La Crosse Area Genealogical Society (look under "research resources" --> then "cemetery information" --> then "tombstone pictures") and Find A Grave. Another site you might find useful for cemeteries in northern La Crosse County is La Crosse County Cemetery Records.