Columbia Cemetery (Columbia, Missouri)
|Location||30 East Broadway, Columbia, Missouri|
|Area||26 acres (11 ha)|
|Architect||Major, Horace F.,|
|Architectural style||Romanesque, rural cemetery|
|NRHP reference #||06001335|
|Added to NRHP||February 1, 2007|
The Columbia Cemetery in Columbia, Missouri has been in use as a cemetery since 1820. 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).
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. It is still an operating cemetery room for many more burials and will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2020.
- Philemon Bliss - Politician, Chief Justice, educator
- John William "Blind" Boone - Musician
- Jane Froman - Actress and Singer
- North Todd Gentry, Missouri Attorney General, historian
- Odon Guitar - Soldier
- Albert Ross Hill - politician, University President
- William Wilson Hudson - Third president of the University of Missouri
- Richard Henry Jesse - Eighth president of the University of Missouri
- John Carleton Jones - Tenth president of the University of Missouri
- John Hiram Lathrop - First president of the University of Missouri
- Frederick Middlebush - Thirteenth president of the University of Missouri
- William Lester Nelson - Politician
- James S. Rollins - Politician and Lawyer
- Max Schwabe - Politician
- James Shannon - Academic
- Willard Duncan Vandiver - Politician
- Edwin Moss Watson - Newspaper Editor
- Abraham J. Williams - Politician - Third Governor of the State of Missouri
- Walter Williams - founder of the Missouri School of Journalism and twelfth president of the University of Missouri
- Edwin William Stephens - publisher, civic leader
- William Franklin Switzler - historian, journalist
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Columbia Cemetery Association - History
- Debbie Sheals (August 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Columbia Cemetery" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
- Mautino, Nicole (2008-04-15). "Spirits of Mizzou". University Archives muarchives.missouri.edu/. Retrieved November 5, 2009.