The tomb of Will Rogers is outside the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and overlooks the city of Claremore Oklahoma. Other family members interred there is Rogers’ wife, Betty, three of their four children: Fred Stone Rogers, Mary Amelia Rogers Brooks, and James Blake Rogers. Jim’s wife, Marguerite Astrea Kemmler Rogers as well as Jim’s oldest son, James Kemmler Rogers are also interred there.
Will Rogers had originally purchased the land in 1911, a plot containing 20 acres that overlook the Tiawah Valley, as the site of his retirement home. The price was reported to be $500 per acre. After his death, it was passed on to members of the Rogers family. Will’s widow, Betty Rogers, donated the property in 1937, during the Great Depression, to the state of Oklahoma.