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Turnbo Cemetery
Pontiac
Ozark County
Missouri  USA
Postal Code: 65729

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In 1950, in preparation for the impoundment of Bull Shoals Lake, the U. S. Corps of Engineers moved the cemetery to its present rocky slope not far from Pontiac Cemetery. The present location, approximately two acres, was purchased by the Corps of Engineers from William M. Martin.

First located between the east side of Little North Fork and the west side of Spring Creek, the cemetery was in existence there before the Civil War. It now lies under the waters of Bull Shoals Lake.

When the Corps of Engineers moved the cemetery, existing markers were moved. But where there were no markers but the name of the burial was known, the Corps of Engineers put up wooden markers which now have largely deteriorated. Some of them have been reduced to splintery sawdust. On those which stand, much of the identifying inscription has worn away. Some of the graves have been marked with large new headstones.

A chart of all of the burials has been prepared by the Corp of Engineers and where the name of the buried is known, it is given on the chart, along with the location of the grave in the cemetery. There are some 172 unknown burials.

A copy of the chart or map of the relocated cemetery is available from the U. S. Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, for a small fee.
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Turnbo Cemetery
Added by: J & J Wiggins
 
Turnbo Cemetery
Added by: J & J Wiggins
 
Turnbo Cemetery
Added by: J & J Wiggins
 
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