Memorial Lawn Cemetery
Cowley County, KS Press Release 9/28/2021 click here
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
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
Map of Area Cemeteries
Memorial Lawn Cemetery Records Search
Cemetery Records are kept at the County Administrator's Office. Contact the County Administrator's Office.
Management Information Systems
Management Information Systems (MIS) provides and maintains computer services for offices in the courthouse, the offices located in Emergency Management in Winfield, the Arkansas City County Attorney’s office, the Noxious Weeds’ office, three Road and Bridge Districts, the Landfill, Memorial Lawn Cemetery, and various other offices within the county.
Geographic Information Systems
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is well equipped to meet the GIS needs of Cowley County citizens in a variety of ways. Because of our department’s education and experience in computer and geospatial sciences, we can accomplish projects set forth by the county and its people. For example, we maintain databases for the other departments and create maps and illustrations for them per their request for their records, reports, and special projects. We can also evaluate and create maps and posters for citizens per their request for cost. The GIS department is responsible to maintaining, updating, and correcting 911 addresses for the county. We also maintain the database for county roads, voter districts, and aerial photography. We also coordinate with the GIS departments of Winfield and Arkansas City to maintain records of shared features within Cowley County.
Cowley County Map Book
Cowley County, in collaboration with the cities of Arkansas City and Winfield, updated the map book for first responders and community partners. The map book includes roads, cemeteries, airports, county landmarks, and other important feature for navigation through out the county.
Download the Cowley County Map Book.
To purchase a printed map book, please contact the MIS/GIS Department at (620)221-5409.