The cemetery is on land donated by John Hopkins, from his farm about two miles south of Scopus.
John Hopkins (died 1877) was the first person buried in the cemetery.
The cemetery was originally known as the JOHN HOPKINS CEMETERY.
In 1936 land was donated by Elmer and Alma Schrock, to increase the size of the cemetery.
In September 1971 David Burns and Fern Graves donated land to further enlarge the cemetery.
About 1905 a new structure was built for Mount Zion General Baptist Church. The church was relocated from the Hog Creek area, where it had been established in 1852, to near the John Hopkins Cemetery. The cemetery became known as Mount Zion Cemetery. A new church was built in 1945.
GPS Coordinates: 37.38156, -89.94514
- Added: 10 Dec 2005
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2160540
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