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Fields Cemetery near Shell Knob, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
N 36° 36.619 W 093° 34.336
15S E 448823 N 4051797
Quick Description: A well-kept cemetery in Stone County, Missouri
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/29/2014 7:17:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMM10N
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
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Long Description:
The topographic map had me confused for a bit, because it showed the cemetery on the north side of State Secondary Route YY, but the sign and the bulk of the cemetery is on the south side. It wasn't until I was about to pull away that I noticed that there are about 3 graves in a field on the north side of the road. Rather odd. There is still plenty of room in the main part south of the road; but there are these widely-spaced-apart graves in the field on the other side of the road. The city of Shell Knob is split between Barry and Stone County, and this cemetery is just 1/2 mile east into Stone County.

According to FindAGrave there were 159 interments in Fields Cemetery at the time of this posting. Although there are some graves with missing dates, the oldest recorded burial is from 1891.

The topographic map also has a very typical homophonic error -- it calls the cemetery Field rather than Fields. When being transcribed on the map, the one person told the other that it was "Fields Cemetery" but the transcriber heard it as "Field Cemetery". I have seen at least 2 dozen of such errors in the topographic maps.
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