Burials began in this cemetery on land donated by Seth M. Hays and Col. Sam Wood. In 1870, the local lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) took over the cemetery. Additional land was purchased from Hezekiah McNay, to square up the configuration of the cemetery. The IOOF then platted the cemetery into lots, and a stone wall was built encompassing the cemetery. Only the south wall remains.
Construction of the stone wall and curb and gutters in the downtown business district in 1872 brought many workers to town, swelling the number of voters in the election which defeated the attempt of Parkerville voters to replace Council Grove as the county seat of Morris County.
As the interments increased, cemetery record keeping resulted in two different sets of Section Numbering. In the memorials created on this website, the Section numbers correspond with the copies of the map attached to the east of the directory board; the plot numbers correspond with the directory board itself.
GPS Coordinates: 38.65819, -96.50109
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #92604
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