Graceland Cemetery was started by Herbert Marvin "Bert" Packard. In 1911 he purchased 40 acres of orchard land across the road south [BB HWY]from Packard and Evergreen Cemeteries. At that time he laid out 11 acres which became Graceland Cemetery. Lots were sold at that time for $50.00 with $25.00 of that being for the care bond. The first burial in Graceland Cemetery is believed to have been a Annie Catherine Corn, aged 71 yrs, who was buried on September 9, 1911. Graceland Cemetery is now owned and maintained by the City of Cameron.
Graceland Memorial Cemetery lies just south of Graceland Cemetery (which is a separate cemetery with upright grave stones), and was opened in 1961.
The information above came from the Cameron Public Library, Cameron, Missouri.
GPS Coordinates: 39.72977, -94.22484
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #28962
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