Mt Mora Cemetery Assn, Saint Joseph

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Mount Mora Cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in St. Joseph, Missouri. Among those who are buried in the cemetery are three governors, a U.S. senator, soldiers from both sides in the American Civil War and riders of the Pony Express.The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in July 2006. In October 2006, several headstones including that of Missouri governor Silas Woodson were damaged by vandals.Notable intermentsJames Craig (Missouri) (1818–1888) - Civil War general and congressmanWillard Preble Hall (1820–1882) - Missouri governorBenjamin F. Loan (1819–1881) - U.S. Representative and Union generalWilliam Ridenbaugh (1821–1874) - St. Joseph Gazette founderRobert M. Stewart (1815–1871) - Missouri governorM. Jeff Thompson (1826–1876) - Confederate general known as the "Swamp Fox"Robert Wilson (Missouri) (1803–1870) - U.S. SenatorSir William Wiseman (1814–1874) - British Rear AdmiralSilas Woodson (1819–1896) - Missouri governorHuston Wyeth (1863–1925) - Industrialist
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  • Wish the caretaker's office had been open so we could have found a map of all the gravesite of interest. The monuments and mausoleums were very impressive, and the setting is beautiful. We love cemete...  more »
  • Attraction recommended in local travel guide. Superintendent's office closed so unable to obtain maps of famous graves. Drove around property. Able to see one governor's grave as well as civil war era...  more »
  • Really enjoyed this guided tour of the cemetery. So much history here. Burial plots of Missouri Governors, Civil War Veterans, and Pony Express riders among others. Beautiful mausoleums; some with sta...  more »
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  • Beautiful historic cemetery with grand mausoleums worth checking out at least once.
  • Very nice, well kept cemetery, with great local history.
  • Many tombstone here, some very nice.
  • historical
  • I love this place! Filled with so much history of Saint Joseph! I do a lot of photo shooting here...just of the plots and that sort of thing. Its a wonderful place and everyone should visit it at least once.

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