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Sylar Cemetery

Knoxville Township

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Sylar Cemetery

(Sylar is the correct spelling according to the sign - often it is spelled "Silar"

Knoxville Township Latitude:




Located two miles north of Knoxville, Mo.; to state road and turn east and go two miles.

Cemetery is located on the north side of "V" highway between Moss Road and Claypole Lane. A green sign marks the cemetery entrance. The cemetery is located north of the cattle gate and east of the old lane. The entire cemetery is surrounded by a fence and many stones are grouped together and surrounded by additional cattle panels. It appears that families may have enclosed these stones for additional protection from the cattle.

compiled by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, Juliette L. Smith and Mrs. Carlton Richardson

Copied by Mrs. Carlton Richardson, Rayville, Mo. Dec. 1965

v. 2. Cummins, Holder, Kincaid, Knoxville, Linville, McVeigh, Petree, Petty, Rainwater, Sandals [Thomson], Sylar, Teegarden, Van Bebber, Yoakum cemeteries

FHL 977.819 V3e v. 1-2

Ancestry.com data base online

Genealogy Trails Transcripton online

Some photographs of the cemetery
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