City of Paris

112 S. Main St.

Paris, MO 65275

Call Us at (660) 327-4334

Cemetery Department

Founders Cemetery

Located at the north edge of downtown, Paris, Missouri, just across the railroad tracks on Highway 24.

The first cemetery established at Paris was just north of the railroad tracks. There are approximately 200 graves in it that are still marked by headstones. Many names famous in Monroe County history are to be found in this old burial place. Inscriptions in many instances are so dimmed with age and weathering that they are illegible. In some instances two dates are given, the first being that of birth and last of death. In others, where there is only one figure this refers to death date. On still others, no date is readable. On a few stones it was impossible to read even the names. Many of the old pioneers have been moved to the new cemetery at Walnut Grove just a short distance north on Highway 24. Few of the people buried in the old cemetery a century or more ago, have descendants who remember them.

Walnut Grove Cemetery


Any individual providing a $50 donation will be reconized with a 4" x 2" metal plaque which will be attached to a board in the City Hall or at the cemetery.

Donations will be deposited into the Cemetery Department Flag Memorial Fund.

Flags will be purchased based on availability of funds and monies in the fund will also be used for flag replacements when necessary.

Flags will be displayed on Memorial Day weekend, July 4th, Veteran's Day and Flag Day. Flags may be displayed for special recognitions per approval by the Pars Board of Alderman.

Flags will be displayed at Walnut Grove & Founders Cemeteries.

Meet our Staff                                       Walnut Grove & Founders Cemeteries

                                                             Cory Fox          Groundskeeper

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