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Park View Cemetery
Iron County
Missouri  USA

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Was formely known as the County Cemetery, Colored Cemetery or Graveyard, and the Ironton City Cemetery. Also referred to as the Washington Cemetery on some death certificates. It is believed to have been established about 1860 as a burial ground for paupers. Some of the casualities, mainly Union soldiers killed or mortally wounded and later died from their wounds or disease at the Battle of Pilot Knob in 1864 were buried here. They were moved to Jefferson Barracks in St Louis in 1868 by the government. Between the end of the Civil War and the late 1800's, this ground became the main cemetery for the Arcadia Valley's African American citizens. It is believed there are about 300 graves here with only 30 headstones. Thanks to John Abney of Annapolis, Missouri for his research concerning those who are buried here and the history of this cemetery. A summary of his extensive efforts can be found in "Witnesses to History, Stories from Park View Cemetery" published by the Iron Co Missouri Historical Society.
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