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Bellefontaine and Calvary Cemeteries

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Bellefontaine Cemetery (established in 1849) and the Roman Catholic Calvary Cemetery (established in 1857) in St. Louis, Missouri are adjacent burial grounds. They are the necropolis for a number of prominent local and state politicians and soldiers of the American Civil War.

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Bellefontaine

Bellefontaine Cemetery at 4947 W Florissant, St. Louis, is the burial grounds for prominent pioneers to the West. It is also the resting place for several victims of the 1855 railway accident known as the Gasconade Bridge train disaster. Also buried in the Bellefontaine Cemetery are a number of the famous Busch and Lemp family of brewers.

Notable Bellefontaine burials

Calvary

Calvary Cemetery, at 5239 W. Florissant Avenue, St. Louis is a 477 acre (1.9 km²) Roman Catholic cemetery established in 1857. It is the burial place for several members of the Chouteau family who were co-founders of the city of St. Louis and whose descendant was part of the ceremony for the Louisiana Purchase. Some of the old burials and tombstones were transferred to Calvary Cemetery from much older Catholic cemeteries originally existing in what is now the downtown area of the city.

Notable Calvary burials

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