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29 August 2012

Cemeteries of Chariton County

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There were approximately 203 cemeteries at one time in Chariton County many of which were family plots and now abandoned. We are focusing on photographing the unmaintained cemeteries at the present time. The photographs will be available to researchers through the Chariton County Historical Society and Museum. We are providing an index of the photographed stones in cemeteries that are either no longer active or have been abandoned and a listing of the maintained cemeteries that have been photographed. Photographs we have taken are being placed on findagrave.com

Chariton County Townships

Below are links to individual Townships in Chariton County.  Click on any link to see cemeteries associated with the township.

 

 

  
Bee Branch Township Cemeteries
Bowling Green Township Cemeteries

Brunswick Township Cemeteries

Chariton Township Cemeteries
Clark Township Cemeteries
Cockrell Township Cemeteries
Cunningham Township Cemeteries
Keytesville Township Cemeteries
Mendon Township Cemeteries
Musselfork Township Cemeteries
Salisbury Township Cemeteries
Salt Creek Township Cemeteries
Triplett Township Cemeteries
Wayland Township Cemeteries
Yellow Creek Township Cemeteries
  

 

 

Regarding Visiting a Cemetery:

Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 214, Section 214.132.1 states "Any person who wishes to visit an abandoned family cemetery or private burying ground which is completely surrounded by privately owned land, for which no public ingress or egress is available, shall have the right to reasonable ingress or egress for the purpose of visiting such cemetery. This right of access to such cemeteries extends only to visitation during reasonable hours and only for purposes usually associated with cemetery visits."

Missouri Statutes Pertaining to Cemeteries:

Missouri Revised Statute Chapter 214, Section 214.131 states " Every person who shall knowingly destroy, mutilate, disfigure, injure or remove any tomb, monument or gravestone, or other structure placed in any abandoned family cemetery or private burying ground, or any fence, railing, or other work for the protection or ornamentation of any such cemetery or place of burial of any human being, or tomb, monument or gravestone, memento, or memorial, or other structure aforesaid, or of any lot within such cemetery is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. For the purposes of this section and subsection 1 of section 214.132, an "abandoned family cemetery" or "private burying ground" shall include those cemeteries or burying grounds which have not been deeded to the public as provided in chapter 214, and in which no body has been interred for at least twenty-five years."

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We are a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.  The operation of the museum, and continued collection and preservation of the historic artifacts relies upon membership dues, financial gifts, fund-raisers, bookstore sales, and grants.  All donations are tax deductible, and are greatly appreciated.  Click below to donate.

Donations may be sent to Chariton County Historical Society at 115 E Second St., Salisbury, MO 65281. We appreciate your support of the Chariton County Historical Society & Museum.