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Shotwell Cemetery

Richmond Township

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Four cemeteries are immediately adjacent to each other north of Highway 10 in Richmond, Missouri. Sunny Slope Cemetery is located on the west, Richmond City Cemetery next to it on the east, Shotwell Cemetery next to it on the east, and then Woodland Cemetery, the furthest east. This newspaper article discusses the proximity of these four adjoining cemeteries.

1973 Ray County History: This is a privately owned cemetery consisting of about one-half acre and was originally the orchard of Jabex Shotwell. The first burial here was that of a little girl who was visiting in the Shotwell home. Mr. Shotwell gave his permission for her to be buried in the orchard, the date - some time after 1835 and before 1841. The first member of the family to be buried here was Ester, the oldest daughter of Jabez Shotwell, 1841.

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