Pike County Cemeteries
Cuivre Township

In these cemeteries are buried victims of Indian massacres, Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers, statesmen, legislators and community leaders. Pike County was a stepping off place for the great migration to the west. It, therefore, offers a wealth of information for those interested in the genealogy of their family. Most of the cemeteries in Pike County have been cataloged by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Pike County Chapter. The catalogs are available in each of the Pike County libraries.

There are, according to some genealogists, some 280 cemeteries in Pike County. One individual who, with his wife, concentrates on the small cemeteries says there are over 1,200 cemeteries in the county. As more info, pictures and time becomes available they will be added to this list. Please feel free to forward any information to Rhonda Stolte Darnell

Thanks to Steven Watts who came up with quite a few publication/microfilm reel numbers for cemeteries. These will be added on a line named Inscription. Microfilm can be viewed at nearly 1600 branch libraries of the Family History Library. The database for other County cemeteries can be found at http://www.ancestry.com.

The numbers you see listed with some of the cemeteries (e.g. T 52N R 2W Section 7) indicate the page of the platt book and the square (section) on that page in which you can find the cemetery.

Limited tombstone pictures are now available. This project was begun in August 2005, so you may expect more pictures to be added as they are acquired. Contributions are always welcome. If you have pictures you would like to share, forward them to Rhonda Stolte Darnell. Please include a transcription of the writing on the stone, where the stone is located, your name and a valid email address, in case she needs to contact you with questions. No stones representing living people, please.

ANTIOCH - Baptist Church of Christ

Location: Cuivre Twp - T52N R2W Section 7 - Just west of the present Antioch Church, but is today a community cemetery. It is used largely by the Antioch Church and the Cyrene Baptist Church. 
Directions: From Bowling Green take Hwy 61 south to State Rd. HH, 1.1 miles south on HH to Pike 309, then 0.6 miles west on 309.
Inscription Sources: Ram Publishing - 1983/1989 - FHL 1697321:9

ANTIOCH - Presbyterian Church

Location: Cuivre Twp - T52N R2W Section 9
Directions: From Bowling Green take Hwy 61 south to State Road HH west, turn right on Pike 309. You will see the church first then cemetery on left side of road.

BOWLING GREEN CITY

Location: Cuivre Twp - T53N R3W Section 20 - North side of Bowling Green on North Main Cross
Directions: From the square in Bowling Green go 1 mile east on State Road AD. The cemetery is on the right side of the road.. 
Inscription Sources: Ram Publishing 1983: FHL 1697321:12

BROWN (two graves)

Location: Cuivre Twp - T52N R2W Section 8 S.
Directions: Hwy 61 south to State Road HH; south to Pike 309 W.

CONCORD CHURCH

Location: Cuivre Twp - T52N R3W Section 7
Directions: Go about 3 miles west from Bowling Green on State Road Y, turn right on Pike 482 to Pike 481 left. The cemetery is on the left side of road. 
Inscription Sources: RAM Publishing 1983; FHL film 1697360:50

COPENHAVER

Location: Cuivre Twp - T51N R3W Section 25 - (destroyed)
Directions: Hwy 161 south to State Road PP, Pike 338 to Pike 340 on Myers farm on the left. 
Inscription Sources: Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 3 1983; FHL fiche 6104195

DOUGLAS

Location: Cuivre Twp - T54N R3W Section 29

EDGEWOOD

Location: Cuivre Twp  - T52N R2W Section 13
Directions: From Bowling Green take Hwy 61 south to State Road WW. The cemetery is on your right across from the Edgewood Baptist church. 

GAILEY

Location: Cuivre Twp - T54N R3W Section 33 - From Bowling Green, take US 61 north to MO U.
Directions: Hwy. 61 north of Bowling Green. 0.6 mile, just before Peno Bridge on right, just next to the road. 

GIBBS

Location: Cuivre Twp - T52N R2W Section 22
Directions:  From Eolia, take US 61 north to Pike 305, take Pike 305 west to Pike 301 -- From Bowling Green take US 61 south to State Road HH, Route HH west past Pike 344, 1 field down to left. 
Inscription Sources: The Pikers 1:1 (Mar 1987)

GREEN LAWN

Location: Cuivre Twp - Bowling Green.
Directions: Take Business Hwy 61 south from town. The cemetery is on the left side of road . From the south over pass of the intersection of Hwy 61 and Business Hwy 61,  go 0.5 miles. The cemetery is on the right side of road. 
Inscription Sources: RAM Publishing 1983; FHL film 1697360:49

HARRIS

Location: Cuivre Twp
Directions: From State Road UU take Pike 9154 0.5 mile. Cemetery is on the Henson place. 

HENDERSON

Location: Cuivre Twp - T52N R2W Section 2 S.
Directions: South on Hwy 61 to Route F; 0.6 mile on F to gravel road on left; 0.3 mile to artificial brick house - Pike 263 on right side of house. 
Inscription Sources: The Pikers 1:1 (Mar 1987); St. Louis Gen. Soc. Qtr. 12:3 (Fall 1979)
Photos: Courtesy Barry Z.

HICKERSON

Location: Cuivre Twp
Directions: From Bowling Green, take US 61 south to state F, east on F to Pike 263, east on 263 about .2 mile, on south side about .2 miles.

IVERSON-INGRAM

Location: Cuivre Twp - T53N R2W Section 35
Directions: Hwy 61 south to State Road F to Pike 256 on Terry Grote Farm. 

JETT FAMILY PLOT

Location: Cuivre Twp - T53N R2W Section 32
Directions: From Bowling Green take Hwy 61 south to State Road NN, The cemetery is 0.5 miles on right side of road across two fields near the edge of the woods. On Pine property.

LATIMER (two graves)

Location: Cuivre Twp - State Road Y west of Bowling Green -- Pike 403 - T 52 N R 3 W Section 9 N.
Directions: State Road Y west of Bowling Green, Pike 403

LEWIS

Location: Cuivre Twp - Hwy 61 north left outer road leading to route State Road U just off the roadway. Was near Lewis Station (which everyone now calls McCune Station) McCune Station was actually down Route U near Peno church.
Directions: 61 north left outer road leading to route State Road U just off the roadway. Was near Lewis Station (everyone now calls McCune Station but McCune station was down Route U near Peno church). 
Inscription Sources: Ram Publishing 1983; FHL film 1697360:51

LOWRY-THOMPSON

Location: Cuivre Twp
Directions: On Business Hwy 54 east on the left side of the road past the rock bluffs. 

McCUNE

Location: Cuivre Twp - T54N R3W Section 32
Directions: US Hwy 61 North to left outer road on Route U; turn west on U and go 1/8 mile past Peno Baptist Church, turn south on gravel road cemetery in corner of field.
Inscription Sources: Early Bibles & Graveyard Rec. K. H. Campbell 1972; FHL film 0928522:10

MEMORIAL GARDENS (BOWLING GREEN)

Location: Cuivre Twp - City of Bowling Green - T53N R3W Section 24
Directions: From the square in Bowling Green, go 1 mile east on State Road AD cemetery on left side of road. 

MT. PISGAH

Location: Cuivre Twp - T53N R3W Section 9 - Off the old section of Highway 61 at McCune Station
Directions: Bus Hwy 61 north of Bowling Green, turn left on Airport Road (Co. Rd. 46), go 10.5 miles to T in road, turn right on Co. Road 43 north about 10.2 miles. 
Inscription Sources: Salt Lake City Gen. Soc. of Utah 1971; RAM Publishing 1983; FHL film 0870038

PORTER

Location: Cuivre Twp - T55N R3W Section 16 N.
Directions: East of route State Road HH (near Frankford) On the right before County W Road 318 
Inscription Sources: The Pikers 1:2 (May 1987); 1:4 (Oct 1987); Early Bibles & Graveyard Rec. 1972; FHL film 908921:8

PRITCHETT (one grave)

Location: Cuivre Twp - T52N R3W Section 9
Directions: South 161 to Crow Lane to Ezra Orf farm 
Inscription Sources: The Pikers 1:3 (Sep 1987)

SCOTT SPRINGS (Old Antioch Presbyterian Church)

Location: Cuivre Twp - T52N R2W Section 2 N. - Located on Larry Boyce farm about 2 miles NE of Cyrene, MO. 
Directions: From Bowling Green take Hwy 61 south, left on State Road F, turn on Pike 263, on right side of road. 
Notes: This cemetery was used by Pioneers who came to this area from Kentucky about 1818. No stones remain standing as the cemetery and surrounding area has reverted to woodland. A timber cutting crew had a road through a portion of the cemetery in about 1950. Within the past few years, vandals have badly smashed the Nancy Scott stone and three Burks stones.
Inscription Sources: The Pikers 3:4 (Dec 1989); RAM Publishing

SHEPHERD

Location: Cuivre Twp - T52N R4W Section 1 N.

ST. CLEMENT (CATHOLIC)

Location: Cuivre Twp - T52N R3W Section 14
Directions: From Bowling Green take Hwy 161 south to St. Clement.
Inscription Sources: Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 5 1983; FHL fiche 6104196; RAM Publishing FHL film 1697321:8
Census: USgenweb

STANDFORD/STANFORD (one grave)

Location: Cuivre Twp - T52N R3W Section 10
Directions:  Hwy 161 South from Bowling Green to a right on :Pike 403 - Harry Scherder Farm

STEWART

Location: Cuivre Twp
Directions: near Cyrene on the William Finnerty farm, Pike 233 off State Road HH.
Inscription Sources: St. Louis Gen. Soc. Qtr. 8:4 (Dec 1975)

TOMBS

Location: Cuivre Twp - T53N R3W Section 32
Directions: Take Hwy 54 west towards Curryville to Pike 485, left turn left on Pike 486 to the Jct. of Pike 486 & Pike 466. The cemetery is on the right on the Eicher Farm. 

WORTHINGTON FAMILY

Location: Cuivre Twp - T52N R2W Section 33
Directions: From Bowling Green take Hwy. 61 south to State Road. HH, Take State Road. HH to the 1st gravel crossroads (about 5 miles), turn right at the gravel crossroads & go to the first mailbox & gate on your left, go about 1/4 mile to the farm house, the cemetery is about 50 yards on the left.
Notes: This cemetery is fenced, and as of 10/20/1998, is mowed about twice a year by L. D. Worthington. The last person interred was Emma Adams in 1932.

WRIGHT

Location: Cuivre Twp - T54N R 3W Section 20
Directions:  From Bowling Green take Hwy 61 north to Pike 9127, turn left on CR 9127, at first house turn left and drive the path road to the edge of the woods. 
Inscription Sources: The Pikers 4:1 (Mar 1990; 4:4 (Dec 1990)
Census: Shannon papers

 

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