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This Serene Cemetery Offers A Glimpse Of The Diverse History Of Missouri

Mount Hope Cemetery in Lemay, Missouri was created in 1912 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. You will find worn granite gravestones dating back to the 1800’s in the two older cemeteries, Mount Olive Cemetery for Catholics and Oak Dale Cemetery for Protestants, founded in 1849 by the city of Carondelet, that lie behind Mount Hope Cemetery.

It’s hard to imagine what the world was like more than a century ago, but the inclusion of multicultural and multi-denominational communities makes Mount Hope Cemetery a uniquely beautiful resting place for those that helped lay the foundations for the our state.