Camden City Cemetery

Name of Cemetery Camden City Cemetery
Township Camden Twp
Cemetery # #108
Alternate Names

East Camden City Cemetery, North Camden City Cemetery

The cemetery seems quite spread out; that is probably why Thurman Funeral Home records list Camden City Cemetery, East Camden City Cemetery, and North Camden City Cemetery.

Latitude/Longitude Latitude: 39°11'37.05"N; Longitude: 94° 1'41.20"W


Cemetery Still in Use No
Size of Cemetery at least 57 known burials
Condition poor; not maintained

At one time, it is said, that someone "shoved" almost all of the gravestones aside. The stones used to be in a pile.

Range of Burial Dates
Oldest Known Burial: David W. Walker - b. Oct. 1, 1779 - d. Oct. 1, 1832
Last Known Burial Theodore Elwood Cravens - b. December 19, 1866 - d. December 12, 1954

It has been said the last burial was in 1956.

Visited yet? CC - yes................ JZ - yes...........anyone else - yes
Most recent directions From downtown Camden, travel west on Hwy "T" to the last right (north) turn before the curve. This street (Mill Street) is not marked but the post for a stop sign is still there. Turn north on that road and then look for a gravel road on the west side that bends sharply up the hill. Take that road to the top of the hill and park by the shed. The cemetery is up on the hill behind the shed so you will have to hike up to it. The road to the cemetery is not very well maintained so it is best to visit this cemetery when it is dry or the ground is frozen.
1973 Ray County History; p. 230 #x, name Twp
1973 Ray County History; p. 232; Cemeteries Not Listed on Map #xx; description
Big Black Cemetery Binder xxx


DAR Index:

Located 1/2 mile north of Route T

LS info xxx
Other Comments

Some of the family names on the stones include Latta, Suits, Canada and Brown. There are a few stones in their own little fenced area and some new ones with flowers.

Plat Maps year marked? who's land?


Original Land Grants City of Camden
incorporated May 13, 1836
City of Camden
1877 no City of Camden


no City of Camden
1914 no City of Camden
1930 no City of Camden
1959 no City of Camden
1970 no City of Camden


no City of Camden
1997 no City of Camden
2005 no City of Camden
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Library References
Genealogical Library - Ray County Museum
Ray County Library - Richmond Ray REF 929.3 RAY
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