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Historic Father Dickson Cemetery

Established in 1903

 
 
Historic Father Dickson Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 20, 2021
1. Historic Father Dickson Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
Father Dickson Cemetery is an African American historic burial ground. Interred are veterans from the Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, and the Korean Conflict, as well as notable civil rights advocates, local, state and national leaders, families and friends.

The cemetery was the site of more than 12,000 burials before it closed in the 1970s. Friends of Father Dickson Cemetery is the non-profit partner committed to maintenance and preservation of this cemetery.
 
Erected 2014 by Webster Groves Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesCivil RightsMilitary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 38° 34.024′ N, 90° 23.11′ W. Marker is in Crestwood, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is at the intersection of Sappington Road and Elmont Lane, on the right when traveling south

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on Sappington Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 835 Sappington Rd, Saint Louis MO 63126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rev. Sir Moses Dickson (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Dickson Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant's Trail: Sappington House and Father Dickson Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Barn Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Sappington House (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Christian Werth (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Christopher & Mary Ann Hawken Home (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crestwood.
 
Historic Father Dickson Cemetery Gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 20, 2021
2. Historic Father Dickson Cemetery Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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