Hiawatha, Kansas: The Strange Grave of John Milburn Davis

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Mt. Hope Cemetery

606 E. Iowa St., Hiawatha, KS
Mt. Hope Cemetery. From US-36 exit onto US-73. Turn north and drive a half-mile into town. At the stoplight turn right onto E. Iowa St. Drive a half-mile. Turn left into the cemetery. You'll see the Davis Grave straight ahead, on the left.
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Davis Memorial.

The Strange Grave of John Milburn Davis

Ten life-size, Italian marble statues -- and one of granite -- depict John and Sarah Davis at various stages of their lives.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [04/18/2021]

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Davis Memorial decapitated figure, 2019.

The Strange Grave of John Milburn Davis

Sad that John Davis didn't want to share some of his money with the community, but to each his own. His love for Sarah is evident by this memorial. P.S. - Why in the world someone would decapitate John's head off one of the stones is tragic!

[Rose Howe, 11/25/2019]

Sarah Davis.

The Strange Grave of John Milburn Davis

Actually quite lovely. It's obvious this man loved his wife greatly and genuinely missed her after her death. Some statues are in need of repair. Unexpectedly touching!

[JB, 08/08/2019]

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