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  2. The City of Jackson has two cemeteries, City Cemetery and Russell Heights.  The older City Cemetery is located at the end of South High Street, extending west to South Missouri Street.  Russell Heights Cemetery, established in 1917, is located at 435 South Farmington Road.

    The Cemetery Department office is located in Russell Heights Cemetery.  Office phone number is (573) 243-3651; hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  For plot purchase information, please call 573-243-3568, or visit City Hall, 101 Court Street.

    Cemetery personnel offer some reminders to visitors and family members and friends of those who are buried in either cemetery.

    • All arrangements and decorations will be removed thUpdatee first week of March and the first week of October.
    • Deteriorated arrangements and decorations are removed at the discretion of the Cemetery personnel throughout the year.
    • No other permanent structures, other than headstones and appropriately designed and associated components, are permitted on cemetery lots.
    • No benches or trees/shrubbery plantings are permitted on grave lots without written permission from the City of Jackson.

    An ongoing cemetery census and mapping project provides regularly updated lists for both cemeteries. Although great care is taken to ensure accuracy, omissions and errors may occur until the project is complete.

    These cemetery census lists are updated by City Hall staff (last update 8/12/2022):
    Russell Heights Cemetery - Burials
    Russell Heights Cemetery - Deeds

    City Cemetery

    Available Historical Documents

    Old City Cemetery-Lot Index

    City of Jackson Mortuary Record 1886-1911 

    Maps are also available and will be updated throughout the course of the project - Russell Heights Block Map and Old City Cemetery Map

    Please contact the City to report any discrepancy or if you have additional historical records we can archive for public access.

    Online Resources 

    Find a Grave Site

    Direct link to Find a Grave for Russell Heights 

    Direct link to Find a Grave for Old City Cemetery    

    Southeast Missourian Obituaries 

    The National Archives 

    National Archives Access to Archival Databases 

    Missouri Heritage Site 

    United States Social Security Index 

    Links to other resources are available at http://www.deathindexes.com/missouri/ 

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  4. City of Jackson
    101 Court Street
    Jackson, MO 63755  
    Phone:  (573) 243-3568  
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