Community Interest

Virtual Cemetery Tour Acknowledges Prominent Missourians

In honor of Missouri’s 200th Anniversary of Statehood, the St. Charles County Bicentennial committee, Lindenwood University and the St. Charles County Historical Society have joined forces to create a virtual tour of cemeteries in St. Charles County with biographies, images, and information about gravesites of historical figures.

St. Charles County is home to the burial sites of some of the most prominent individuals in Missouri History. From Revolutionary War heroes to United States Senators, this project highlights Missourians from the 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century.

12 Cemeteries are featured in the tour:

Black Walnut Cemetery near the former community of Black Walnut in northeastern St. Charles County; St. John’s United Church of Christ at Cappeln, west of New Melle; David Bryan Farm Burying Ground on Boone Monument Road near Marthasville; Francis Howell Cemetery in the Busch Wildlife Area; Mt. Zion Cemetery along Hwy. K in O’Fallon, near the Mexico Loop Road East; Oak Grove Cemetery – 2700 West Clay in St. Charles; the Old Walker Cemetery behind Holt High School in Wentzville; Pitman Cemetery along John Pitman Drive in Cottleville; Sage Chapel Cemetery along Veterans Memorial Parkway east of Hwy. K in O’Fallon – established by members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; Linn and South Linn Cemeteries at I-70 and Route Z in Wentzville; St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Cemetery on Randolph Street in St. Charles, and the Thomas Howell Cemetery on S. Hwy. 94 near Francis Howell High School.

The tour contains a wealth of interesting stories and historical information about numerous people that played significant roles in the early years of St. Charles County and beyond. It is well worth taking a look at and can be accessed at:  OR