The Old Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri was established in 1808 by Louis Lorimier. The cemetery is located at 500 North Fountain Street. There are believed to be more than 6,500 graves in the cemetery, most of them unmarked. A sidewalk serves as a north – south dividing line in the cemetery. It is said that Catholics are buried on the south and Protestants are buried on the north. The east slope is believed to be the burial grounds of African-American persons. It has been recorded that as many as 1,200 soldiers from the Civil War were buried there.