LAUREL HILL CEMETERY

Laurel Hill Cemetery sets high on the Welt Street hill overlooking the town. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the pre-Civil War cemetery is not endowed. First known as City Cemetery, the name was changed to Laurel Hill in 1902. Early settlers buried here are four generations of Daniel Boone descendants, David and Phena Calvert Holladay, and Buffalo Bill's aunt Louisa Cody. One of only a few maintained slave cemeteries in the state, a quarter section holds the graves of Missouri slaves. Laurel Hill cemetery is probably the oldest cemetery in Platte County, since Weston was the first town in the Platte Purchase. A few markers of 1840 can be found.

 


PLEASANT RIDGE CEMETERY

Located about 3 miles north of Weston on highway P, off 45 highway. Established in 1877 on "1/2 acres back of our church set aside for burying our dead" according to the church records. Among those buried there is Mary Owens Vineyard, fondly called Lincoln's other Mary. Across the road from the cemetery is the site of the Pleasant Ridge College founded by Jesse and Brice Vineyards in the mid 1800's.


MOUNT BETHEL CEMETERY

The Mt. Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church and cemetery is located on the highest hill in rural Platte County about 9 miles north of Weston on M highway. The church building was dedicated in 1883.


GRACELAND CEMETERY

In April of 1912 Ezra and Florence Downs gave land adjacent to Walnut Street for a cemetery to be known as Graceland Cemetery. Graceland Cemetery is self-endowed.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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