Confederate Memorial State Historic Site

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Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Missouri State Historic Site
Country United States
State Missouri
County Lafayette
Coordinates 39°5′54″N 93°43′45″W / 39.09833°N 93.72917°W / 39.09833; -93.72917Coordinates: 39°5′54″N 93°43′45″W / 39.09833°N 93.72917°W / 39.09833; -93.72917
Area 135.22 acres (55 ha) [1]
Established 1952
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Location in Missouri
Website: Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Confederate Chapel, Cemetery and Cottage
Nearest city Higginsville, Missouri
Area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Built 1892
NRHP Reference # 81000335[2]
Added to NRHP December 16, 1981

Confederate Memorial State Historic Site is located in Missouri, United States, north of Higginsville. The 135-acre (55 ha) park was established in 1952 on the site of the Confederate Soldiers Home of Missouri from 1891 to 1950.[3] The site offers tours, fishing ponds, and picnicking.

National Register of Historic Places[edit]

The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 as the Confederate Chapel, Cemetery and Cottage.[2] The Confederate Chapel is a small one-storied white frame structure with a square two-storied projecting tower. The adjoining Confederate Memorial Cemetery is laid out in neat rows and each of the 723 graves (some are double) is marked with a stone and inscription.[4]:2, 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State parks...estimated acres" (PDF). Revised Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan: 2008-2012. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. pp. 142–143. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "General Information: Confederate Memorial State Historic Site". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Barbara Carr (April 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Confederate Chapel, Cemetery and Cottage" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2017-01-01.  (includes 12 photographs from 1980)

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