March 11, 2016

Mount Mora Cemetery, established in 1851, is the oldest operating cemetery in Saint Joseph, Missouri. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is an interpretive site of The St. Joseph Museums, Inc.

Mount Mora was once the most fashionable burial place for many of St. Joseph’s wealthy and powerful citizens. The boom years of the post Civil War period, known as St. Joseph’s “Golden Age,” gave rise to the building of some of the finest residential architecture in the Midwest, and to some of the finest tomb architecture as well.

Established in 1851, Mount Mora is St. Joseph’s oldest operating cemetery and the burial site of many prominent citizens. Three Missouri governors, three generals, two Pony Express riders, and an English Baronet are among those found.

View a wonderful documentary about the history of Mount Mora, produced by Scout Productions

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