O’Fallon Monument, Bellefontaine Cemetery


The O’Fallon plot in Bellefontaine Cemetery is huge, and if I remember correctly, the largest in the cemetery.


It is circular, with a low, half-foot wall or border delineating the boundaries of the plot.


The main monument for John O’Fallon himself, I believe, is made of several massive pieces of granite. O’Fallon, for which the towns, parks and streets are his namesake, made money supplying the army and also invested in railroads such as the future Missouri Pacific and Wabash. The anchor symbolizes faith since ancient times.


The ladybugs were out in full force, but the beauty of the craftsmanship is still evident on a recent, sunny fall days is apparent.


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