Rock Springs Cemetery (Defunct)

Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
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The Rock Springs Cemetery was located between Sarah Street, Duncan, Boyle and Clayton avenues in the city of St. Louis. The cemetery was established in 1849 by the Roman Catholic Church. It was the chosen spot for the Catholic dead, and many of the more prominent members of the church were to be buried there. However, the cemetery was mainly filled by victims of the cholera plagues of 1849, 1854 and 1866. After 1866, few bodies were interred there, and families began moving their loved ones to the newer Calvary cemetery in St. Louis County. In 1899, the Catholic Church officially abandoned the cemetery and the balance of the remains were to were moved to Calvary Cemetery and a vault beneath the now closed St. Bridget of Erin Catholic Church in St. Louis City. The land is now an urban industrial and commercial area. However, remains continue to be found and moved: As recent as 2014, remains were found when excavating during construction. When found, these remains are moved to Calvary Cemetery in an area that holds other unidentified remains from Rock Springs Cemetery.

GPS Coordinates: 38.6342, -90.2504

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #31190