Marker Monday: Youst Cemetery

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state’s past. Today we’re focusing on the Youst Cemetery near Hampton, the final resting place of a handful of Civil War veterans.


Corner of State Hwy. L41D and Co. Rd E12, 1 mile south of Hampton, Hamilton County, Nebraska

View this marker’s location 40.857608, -97.88247

Marker Text

About 1871 what is known as Youst Cemetery was established on the homestead of Samuel B. and Mary Elizabeth Hunt Youst. Youst, S.B. Chapman, and Richard M. Hunt were the first settlers on Beaver Creek, arriving from Lucas County, Iowa in 1870. After the village of Hampton was established in 1880, approximately one mile to the north, many early residents were buried here. Civil War veterans buried in the cemetery are Samuel B. Youst, Lewis M. Hunt, Stanford May, G.W. Hiatt, Benjamin Conner, Alva Misner, and Fred Smith.

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