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Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 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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  • Every time that I come to St Joseph, I visit this a cemetery. It is the oldest center in the city and is full of beautiful stones and marvelous crypts. It is a wonderful place to walk and reflect. 
  • Very historical and work taking time to just wander and look around. The headstones date back before the late 1800's. 
  • This cemetery is surprisingly beautiful. It reminds me of things we should be able to see in older cemeteries back east, not in the middle of Missouri. 
  • 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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