About Evergreen Cemetery Menomonie, Wisconsin – Veterans Of War & Location

Evergreen Cemetery is a cemetery in Menomonie, Wisconsin and the largest in Dunn County. It was founded as a private cemetery by Knapp Stout and Company, Menomonie’s huge lumber company. There are over 1100 graves in the “single grave” section of the cemetery, however many lack headstones because the earliest families could not afford to purchase them on a mill worker’s salary. The cemetery is located on Lake Menomin.

Veterans of war

Evergreen Cemetery contains the graves of many United States war veterans. The cemetery is divided into sections for single graves, including those for the Spanish–American War and World War I. One of the more notable plots is the Tainter family plot, which is accompanied by a historic marker. The lot includes Dr. Stephen Tainter, a physician and Revolutionary War hero who enlisted at age 16 in 1776. Tainter’s body was relocated by his grandson Captain Andrew Tainter, a “lumber baron” and partner at Knapp Stout and Company, the organization that founded the cemetery.

Location Menomonie, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44.88915°N 91.90983°WCoordinates44.88915°N 91.90983°W
Built 1873
Architect Cleveland and French
Architectural style Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
NRHP reference No. 06001117
Added to NRHP 2006
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