Malcolm, Nebraska

Welcome to the Malcolm Cemetery website.

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Points of Interest

Search For A Grave


Feel free to use the "Search For A Grave" feature to search for anyone buried here. We strive to provide as much information as we have on each gravesite, although in some instances information is limited. Should you find an error in the burial information or if you have other information to add, please contact us at the email address provided.

A Brief History of the Cemetery

Malcolm Cemetery is a community cemetery that lies about a mile northeast of Malcolm on Bluff Road in a peaceful country setting.


In 1879, Joseph Smith, a civil war veteran, dug the first grave on the prairie north of Malcolm for his young daughter Bessie, who died from Black Diphtheria. That grave was the start of what was to become Malcolm Cemetery. In a ten year span, 1879-1889, thirty-four people died, most of them from Black Diphtheria. This horrible disease took a toll, taking from two to six children from some families, leaving heartsick parents and in some cases causing them to leave and return east.

Every year the cemetery honors all veterans for their service to this great country with a Memorial Day celebration. Please join us for this long-standing tradition and help us pay tribute to these brave men and women that served.

Malcolm Cemetery is a non-profit corporation. Income is based solely on the sales of lots/spaces and from charitable donations. These funds are used to maintain the cemetery grounds and for improvements. If you are interested in helping us keep the cemetery beautiful, please consider making a charitable cash donation or perhaps donating some of your time to help with clean-up efforts or the straightening of the older headstones. Contact us at the email or phone number provided.

Please Note:

We ask that you please review our rules and regulations as we have adopted new rules about decorations. Thank you.

The Lincoln - Lancaster County Genealogy Society's website was a valuable resource when researching the burials in the cemetery. To find more information about these people, search the databases at the LLCGS website.