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Linneus Cemetery ~ Linneus, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 52.895 W 093° 11.510
15S E 483597 N 4414632
Quick Description: North side of town, all on the top of a hill.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 3/16/2010 10:49:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM8DBE
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 2

Long Description:

County of Cemetery: Linn County
Number of Grave: 758

Unusual name - Linneus - both town and cemetery. How that name got here:
When the town was first laid off it was Linnville. On the 5th of November, 1839, the County Court ordered "that the county seat for Linn county be called Linnville"; and on the 30th, twenty five days later, it was ordered "that Linnville by the permanent seat of justice of the county of Linn."

The name was changed at the instance of Dr. Lewis F. Linn himself. On the 4th of February, the same court ordered that the permanent seat of justice for Linn county be called Linneus, instead of Linnville. Judge James A. Clark wrote to Dr. Linn that the county seat had been named, as had the county, in his honor, and asked his approval. The doctor replied that he did not wish to dictate to the court in a matter of that character, but that he preferred the name "Linneus" to "Linnville", and when the Judge laid this letter before the court that body immediately made the change referred to.

I include a web site for this county, its history, and a listings of all cemeteries within the county. Curious, but Linneus Cemetery is not listed, and and it is in the county seat town of Linneus. Linn County

A couple of interesting stones:
1st: I thought it was a Woodmen of the World Headstone, but it was not. But interesting stone non-the-less.

Feb. 10, 1887
35 Yrs. 6 Mos.
& 13 Dys.
2nd Stone: Boles, had a normal modern smooth stone with only his last name, then statistics, but also had a flat stone with in first and middle name (Frances Marion) and dates (1843 -1883), and a third, Civil War Veteran Stone which read:
Co. I
23 MO. INF.
23rd Infantry Missouri State Militia...

City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Not listed

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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