Tidbits about Zion

1883-1917  The early minutes of the cemetery board were written in German and reflect life at that time. 1883   The first interment took place at the cemetery in December. Originally, the property contained a stable, a barn, a picnic shelter, and a lake. 1885    The cemetery board posted signs prohibiting tying your horse to aRead more

Meet the Board: Todd

Zion’s board is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to helping improve the cemetery and keep it running. Here are a few things to know about one of our board members. What is the most interesting part of being on the board? Getting to see all the old documents. There’s some neat historyRead more

Coming Back from the Brink

Many small cemeteries that do not have endowments have become neglected over the years. But sometimes, a group of dedicated volunteers get together to do something about that. Two historic African-American cemeteries in St. Louis are currently under the care of such volunteers. Father Dickson Cemetery, Crestwood. This cemetery fell into ruin during the latterRead more

Meet the Board: Marian

Zion’s board is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to helping improve the cemetery and keep it running. Here are a few things to know about one of our board members. What got you interested in cemeteries? First, I am a genealogist and have written five family history books about different surnames inRead more

Zion’s Public Section

Zion Cemetery has an area designated as the Public Section, which is located to the south of the office building and continues to St. Charles Rock Rd. It was described in records as a section for paupers (those of limited financial means). The section was started in 1884 when the cemetery opened and was used heavilyRead more

Meet the Board: Loree

Zion’s board is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to helping improve the cemetery and keep it running. Here are a few things to know about one of our board members. What is the best thing about being on the board? When I was asked to join the cemetery board, my knowledge ofRead more

Floral Decorations

We now have silk flowers available for purchase in our office. We offer a variety of seasonal bouquets and we also have red, white and blue bouquets for the Patriotic Holidays.Read more

Gardening Opportunity

Need a hobby? Like gardening? We will be installing native plants around the cemetery and are looking for volunteers to help plant and maintain them. If interested please call or text us at (314) 721-8631, send an email to jenniferc@zioncemeterystl.org, or stop by our office between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.Read more

Meet the Board: Martha

Zion’s board is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to helping improve the cemetery and keep it running. Here are a few things to know about one of our board members. What got you interested in cemeteries? I have no idea. I’ve always liked cemeteries. They’re beautiful and peaceful and you never knowRead more

Swarm Into Summer

 Get ready for our summer event! On August 25, from 10-2, we will have a gathering at the cemetery where we will have snacks, drawings for prizes, and talks by people on various topics. Cemetery-related topics will include: Green burial Flameless cremation (new to St. Louis) Benefits of membership in the Associated Cemeteries of MissouriRead more