$20,000 Needed to build fence around Lincoln Cemetery

Lincoln-Cemetery-SignSpringfield, MO— The Lincoln cemetery was established in 1919 and more than 1,200 people are laid to rest there. It was listed as a historical site by the City of Springfield in 2006. Historically this cemetery was the only cemetery were African Americans could be buried during the days of segregation. The cemetery is maintained by the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery Board of which Sheila Burton serves as President. Vandals have also discovered this property and the board is now trying to raise funds for a fence. The cemetery is maintained solely by donations. If you would like to contribute to the cemetery's fence fund, you can mail your donation to: Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, P.O. Box, 9282 Springfield, MO,65801