Zion UMC Cemetery Chapel - Truxton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 59.756 W 091° 13.542
15S E 653653 N 4317822
Quick Description: Former UMC church, active from 1899 til sometime before summer 2018.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/1/2019 5:24:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM10N93
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:

County of Church: Lincoln County
Location of Church: MO Hwy A & Zion Church Rd., 1.5 miles east of Truxton
Pastor: Carl McCaleb
Phone: (314) 351-5032

This frame church, built in 1899, has a typical bell tower...square over the lobby, with a skinny steeple mounted above.
The church, and cemetery behind and west of the main building, is an old plot. The cemetery dates from late 1890s and have many hand made tombstones.
Cemetery contains over 650 grave sites.


"It [Truxton] had two churches, Methodist Episcopal and Lutheran, a high school, steam saw mill and grist mill, a newspaper, the "Republican", a hotel, and about fifteen stores, shops, etc. Population, 1899 (estimated) 250." ~ Encyclopedia of Missouri, 1901, Conard, Vol. VI, 224.


This United Methodist Church operated for many years...since 1899, but falling attendance, and people moving from the farms to the cities...they finally closed. I am not sure of the exact date, but when I visited in summer of 2018, it was closed, and now used as a cemetery chapel.

Date of Chapel Construction: 1899

Denomination of Chapel or Cemetery (if applicable): United Methodist

Active Chapel?: no

Main Construction Material of Chapel: Frame Structure

Description of Cemetery added in Long Description: yes

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