Frontenac in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Old Burying Ground
In the southeast corner of the cemetery are buried men women and children forced to live in this land as slaves. Their graves were never marked. A stone has been set in their memory in the year of our lord 1983.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
Location. 38° 37.367′ N, 90° 25.214′ W. Marker is in Frontenac, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from North Geyer Road south of Steeplechase Lane. Marker is located at the Des Peres Church Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2255 N Geyer Rd, Saint Louis MO 63131, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Des Peres Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); Des Peres Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); Clester Cabin (approx. 2.3 miles away); Old Log Cabin (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hackmann Cabin (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood (approx. 2.9 miles away); Argonne Drive (approx. 3 miles away); Kirkwood Depot (approx. 3 miles away).
Also see . . . Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church Cemetery on Findagrave. The user-generated Find-a-grave site lists 169 interments; however, it is not known how many slaves were buried on that land. Baseball Hall of Famer George Sisler (who played for the St. Louis Browns most of his career) is buried here, with his son, Dave (who also played professional baseball), and his daughter, Frances. (Submitted on December 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.