elyob - N 36° 36.27
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
N 36° 36.270 W 089° 49.641
16S E 247106 N 4054722
Quick Description: Thank you very much to Max and 99 for all their efforts.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2018 8:58:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMYB69
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 14

Long Description:
My nice short username gives the waymarker some options for choosing co-ordinates. The chosen site is located in the Parma Cemetery, southwest of the city of Parma in New Madrid county, Missouri. The cemetery is accessible on dirt roads from route 153.

According to the Find A Grave web site, there are about 1300 burials in the Parma Cemetery. Nearly all of those burials date from after 1910.

The text below is taken from the city of Parma web site.

Starting With the Early Settlers
The character of the early settlers of this county is evidenced in the choice they made for the county seat. They could well have chosen the Cane Creek area, site of the first settlement. It would no doubt have been a convenience to them and a financial benefit, but they chose to have their county seat in the center of the county on a navigable river to make it more easily accessible to all who would come here to live. The river in the early days of the 19th century.was used like a major highway is today.

How We got our Name
They chose an uninhabited bluff on Black River on which to place the town that would contain their governing offices, and they named it for the beautiful poplar trees that grew profusely on that bluff. They called it Poplar Bluff and they set out to build a town, their county seat. By the end of 1850 a town had been started and some ten families lived in Poplar Bluff. In 1855 the first court house was built and the town grew, and finally, on Feb. 9, 1870, Poplar Bluff was incorporated.

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