Saint Columbia Catholic Cemetery
159th & S Moonlight Rd
Latitude, Longitude: Map
38° 50' 26" N, 94° 54' 33"W
From Kansas City, MO, take I35 South to exit 217 - Old Hwy 56. Turn right at W 151st St. Turn left at S Moonlight Rd. Cemetery is on the NW corner of S Moonlight Rd and 159th St.
About this Cemetery:
The earliest marked graves date back to 1884. According to the sexton, there are records for 319 and at least 10-12 unmarked graves in one section, and possibly older unmarked graves. It is believe that some of the unmarked graves here were the Mexican families of the workers who worked for the railroad building the train.
On 5 May 1897, D B Harrington and his wife donated 2 acres of land to the Church for use as a cemetery, and has been in their care since. The cemetery is still open for new sales and burials.
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Transcription by Linda Lewis, 18 Sep 2005
This is a complete transcription by reading and photographing the gravestones. Photos available upon request.