|Carter Memorial Cemetery aka Carter-Laxton Cemetery |
Jasper County Missouri.
Carter-Laxton Cemetery is an old cemetery that is reached by going north on Pine Street in Carterville out past Carterville Cemetery to Hawthorne Road and then turning west on Hawthorne Road for 1/2 mile. Cemetery is on north side of road up a lane. For many years this cemetery was neglected and many stones have toppled or are leaning. Now, urban sprawl has caught up with it and it is surrounded by new houses and it is kept mowed. There are many unmarked graves in this cemetery and there are only a few newer burials.
There is a sign at the gate that says "Carter Memorial Cemetery" but this old cemetery is more widely known as Carter-Laxton. I have never heard it called only "Laxton".
Photo & info by: John Schehrer