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Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph
(4.2/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • This was a fun place to spend some time. It has enormous monuments and most of them are of famous people that actually started St. Joseph, MO. You could drive through town and see the huge homes and t...  more »
  • Enjoyed an afternoon of exploring this beautiful cemetery. Be sure to see the mausoleums just to your left as you enter. A good way to see a history of an area unveiled here. 
  • We attended the presentation of Mt. Mora Cemetery last night of "Voices of the Past"! What a wonderful evening listening to the actors relive their past experiences portraying residences of the cemete...  more »
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  • 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.