Saint James UCC Cemetery - (Charlotte) - Drake, MO
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N 38° 26.518 W 091° 26.542
15S E 635934 N 4256003
Quick Description: About two blocks from the Lutheran church, and about 2 miles S. of Drake. Use to be the village of Charlotte, which no longer exists.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 2/13/2021 5:45:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM13RZJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
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Long Description:

County of cemetery: Gasconade County
Location of cemetery: Charlotte Church Rd., about 2 miles S. of Drake
Phone: (573) 437-3196
Pastor: Rev. Van Lehmeyer
Built: 1902
Architectural Style: Gothic
Number of graves: 500

No footprint for the cemetery by itself.
This cemetery is fenced in, with a flag pole and memorial at the far end. The entrance stones contain Biblical quotes, one in English and one in German.
The stones are neatly rowed, and in almost a military formation order.

"The St. James United Church of Christ has served the old rural community of Charlotte for many years.

The St. James United Church or Christ was built in 1901; it was enlarged in 1942. Twenty acres or property were bought in 1860 from John Frederick and Anna Wolbrink for $10. Church services were held in German until 1940. This impressive Church has lancet pointed arches and vertical side pilasters separating them; a protruding square shaped tower has a pointed spire. The interior or the Church has the original curved wooden Church pews. This building is an example or modified Victorian Gothic architecture. The cemetery in the rear has many old tombstones inscribed in German." ~ DNR Historic Survey   PDF pages 241 -244

"Organized 1858
Also known as St. Jacobi German Evangelical Church, St. James Evangelical and Reformed Church. The congregation is sometimes listed as being located in Rooks Prairie." ~ St. Louis County Library

City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Drake (Charlotte), Gasconade COunty, Missouri

Approximate number of graves: 500

Cemetery Status: Active

Cemetery Website: [Web Link]

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