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Hollingsworth Cemetery Renovation Project

Hollingsworth Cemetary Prior to Project Renovation: This page includes pictures of the Hollingsworth Cemetary prior to the project renovation.

Hollingsworth Cemetary during phase I of the Project Renovation: This page includes pictures of the Hollingsworth Cemetary during phase I of the project renovation.

Hollingsworth Cemetary during phase II of the Project Renovation: This page includes pictures of the Hollingsworth Cemetary during phase II of the project renovation.

Arial photo of Hollingsworth Cemetary
East of Lawson, Missouri

Arial photo of Hollingsworth Cemetary East of Lawson, Missouri

       The picture shown above is an arial photo of Hollingsworth Cemetary east of Lawson, Missouri. The renovatation and preparation for a future dedication ceremony at Hollingsworth Cemetary is currently under way. The dedication of the Hollingsworth Cemetary is projected to be in late summer 2007.

       The Hollingsworth Cemetary is enumerated in the Cemetery Census of Clay County, Missouri, Volume I. It is a very small cemetary with only two known burials. The small cemetery is in a grove of trees near a local golf course. Prior to renovation, with all the low branches and tall brambles, it was difficult to find a way into the cemetery. Once inside the cemetery, the two headstones appeared to have been moved from their original locations.

       A lot of work will be required to restore this cemetery back to it's original condition. The fence and gate will require extensive work, and in some places, replacements may have to be made. Trees and tree stumps will also need to be removed before any groundwork can be completed. Many tasks lay ahead for the Westport Camp #64 organization, but this is a worthy project that will be beneficial to the local community and historians.

The inscriptions on the headstones are as follows:

Gideon Hollingsworth
Born Jan. 23, 1840
Died Aug. 15, 1861

Jeptha Hollingsworth
Born Apr. 20, 1846
Died Apr. 15, 1862

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