Hospital/Asylum Cemetery -
Cemetery is located in the far southeast corner of the old
There was no sign identifying the site as a cemetery at the time of our visit. There was only one burial monument in the entire cemetery. This was for 'Fred Mass 1875-1949'.
In a Hastings Area Tourism
Bureau publication titled 'Hastings Heritage Map,' there was a brief reference
The Dakota county cemetery compilation lists this cemetery as: Hastings State Hospital Cemetery. Old section: 1st burial 16 July 1901. Last burial 17 September 1944. 671 graves. Graves face east. New Section: North side of old section. First burial 7 October 1944. Last burial 28 December 1964. 230 graves. Graves face north. (total 901 graves in cemetery). Located SE corner of NW ½ of Section 2. (Abandoned).
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