Confederate Memorial State Historic Site Article

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Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site (the US)
Location Lafayette, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 39°5′54″N 93°43′45″W / 39.09833°N 93.72917°W / 39.09833; -93.72917
CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL STATE HISTORIC SITE Latitude and Longitude:

39°5′54″N 93°43′45″W / 39.09833°N 93.72917°W / 39.09833; -93.72917
Area135.22 acres (54.72 ha) [1]
Established1952 [2]
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Confederate Chapel, Cemetery and Cottage
Nearest city Higginsville, Missouri
Area8 acres (3.2 ha)
Built1892
NRHP reference # 81000335
Added to NRHPDecember 16, 1981 [3]

The Confederate Memorial State Historic Site is a state-owned property occupying 135 acres (55 ha) on the northern edge of Higginsville, Missouri. [4] The site was established in 1952 to preserve what had been from 1891 to 1950 the Confederate Soldiers Home of Missouri. [5]

The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 as the Confederate Chapel, Cemetery and Cottage. [3] The Confederate Chapel is a small, one-storied white frame structure with a square, two-storied projecting tower. The adjoining Confederate Memorial Cemetery is laid out in neat rows; each of the 723 graves (some are double) is marked with a stone and inscription. [6]:2, 5

The historic site offers tours, fishing ponds, and picnicking. [4]

References

  1. ^ "Confederate Memorial State Historic Site: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Confederate Chapel, Cemetery and Cottage". NPGallery. National Park Service. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Confederate Memorial State Historic Site". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Confederate Memorial State Historic Site: General Information". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  6. ^ Barbara Carr (April 1980). "Confederate Chapel, Cemetery and Cottage" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved January 1, 2017. (includes 12 photographs from 1980)

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