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Kirkwood in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Historic Quinette Cemetery

 
 
Historic Quinette Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 13, 2020
1. Historic Quinette Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1866 as a free place of burial for persons of African Descent residing within five miles. Quinette Cemetery is thought to be the oldest remaining cemetery for African Americans in St. Louis County, more than 100 individuals are buried here. Olive Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church owned the cemetery from 1866 to 1987. The cemetery was donated to the city of Kirkwood in 2002 and is now known as "Historic Quinette Cemetery"
 
Erected 2005 by Daughters of the American Revolution (Webster Groves chapter).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, and the Daughters of the American Revolution series lists.
 
Location. 38° 34.147′ N, 90° 26.068′ W. Marker is in Kirkwood, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Old Big Bend Road east of South Ballas Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker
Historic Quinette Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 13, 2020
2. Historic Quinette Cemetery Marker
Marker is mounted to the right of the entrance
is mounted at the cemetery's main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12180 Old Big Bend Rd, Saint Louis MO 63122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quinette Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Veteran's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); #9 (approx. 1.4 miles away); #750 (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Gasconade Bridge Disaster (approx. 1.4 miles away); Civil War Destruction (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Pacific Railroad Controversy (approx. 1.4 miles away); Riot in the Tunnels (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kirkwood.
 
Also see . . .
1. Quinette Cemetery on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 13, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. Quinette Cemetery on Findagrave. From the user-generated cemetery website Findagrave.com, this is the profile for Quinette Cemetery. As of September 2020, there are 55 persons found and identified on this page. A nearby marker says it is not known how many interments are there, but through continued research from historians, some may be unearthed as the page progresses. (Submitted on September 13, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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