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Bates-Gash Cemetery is located in Marion County Missouri approximately one half mile east of US 61 on County Road 406. This is in the general area of the Gash Settlement, a small group of connected families who departed from the area of Buncombe County, North Carolina and arrived in 1818, and considered by historians to be the first Permanent settlement in what is now Marion County after the Louisiana Purchase. With the founding of Palmyra a short time later, the settlement never developed into an organized community. The burials in this cemetery include some of these early settlers, and the majority of the rest are their descendants and their families.