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Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery

Update: Readers interested in seeing the plat maps with boundaries of this cemetery can reference them in this post about the neighboring New Picker’s/Gatewood Gardens Cemetery (scroll down to the bottom).

Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery lies just inside the city limits of St. Louis; there is a small neighborhood in between it and the River des Peres. It is not to be confused with the now-decommissioned Old St. Marcus Cemetery, which is just to the northeast.

Like the much larger Calvary, Peter and Paul has burials of religious orders, such as the Alexian Brothers, who operate St. Alexius Hospital in Dutchtown.

The cemetery is set among beautiful rolling hills and a creek.

There is still plenty of room, but there are many graves throughout the rolling hills.

In Catholic iconography, Christ holding a cross draped with a flag represents the Resurrection.

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