Tyler-Coleman Cemetery

I found an old cemetery out in Babler State Park; dating from the early 19th Century to the mid 20th, it represents a broad cross-section of different types of grave markers over the last two centuries. It also reminds us that the area has been settled for much longer than it sometimes seems.

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  1. Thanks! I recall seeing this cemetery when I was first there with the Boy Scouts in the VERY early 1950s. Funny – it was before one of the persons whose grave is there died. I noticed this same gentleman lived from 1843 until 1954. What experiences he must have had! He was old enough to have served in the Civil War – and lived to see the Korean War. From whale oil lamps to television.

  2. Toad says:

    St. Louis county is littered with old burial grounds which turn up in back yards and other surprising places. Thank you for showing this.

  3. VivB says:

    Nice photos (of buildings, too, but I'm fond of old cemeteries). Out wandering near Gumbo a number of years ago I started walking through a little, OLD cemetery- til the ground over the graves started to give way… just a little unnerving…

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