Columbia Cemetery (Columbia, Missouri)

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Columbia Cemetery
Columbia Cemetery (Columbia, Missouri) is located in Missouri
Columbia Cemetery (Columbia, Missouri)
Columbia Cemetery (Columbia, Missouri) is located in the United States
Columbia Cemetery (Columbia, Missouri)
Location30 East Broadway, Columbia, Missouri
Coordinates38°56′56″N 92°20′13″W / 38.94889°N 92.33694°W / 38.94889; -92.33694Coordinates: 38°56′56″N 92°20′13″W / 38.94889°N 92.33694°W / 38.94889; -92.33694
Area26 acres (11 ha)
Built1820 (1820)
ArchitectMajor, Horace F.,
Architectural styleRomanesque, rural cemetery
NRHP reference #06001335[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 1, 2007

The Columbia Cemetery in Columbia, Missouri has been in use as a cemetery since 1820.[2] The cemetery historically contains Caucasian, African-American, and Jewish (Beth Olem Cemetery, Beth Shalom Cemetery) sections. Located in the cemetery are a vernacular stone receiving vault (1887), and a Romanesque Revival style mausoleum (1911).[3]

Located on Broadway just West of Downtown Columbia, the cemetery contains many burials of prominent people associated with Missouri history, the University of Missouri, or the city of Columbia. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1] It is still an operating cemetery room for many more burials and will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2020.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Columbia Cemetery Association - History
  3. ^ Debbie Sheals (August 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Columbia Cemetery" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Mautino, Nicole (2008-04-15). "Spirits of Mizzou". University Archives Retrieved November 5, 2009.

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