Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Westport Camp #64
Kansas City, Missouri
Special Projects in 2006
Hollingsworth Cemetery Renovation Project
Hollingsworth Cemetery Prior to Project Renovation: This page includes pictures of the Hollingsworth Cemetery prior to the project renovation.
Hollingsworth Cemetery during phase I of the Project Renovation: This page includes pictures of the Hollingsworth Cemetery during phase I of the project renovation.
Hollingsworth Cemetery during phase II of the Project Renovation: This page includes pictures of the Hollingsworth Cemetery during phase II of the project renovation.
Arial photo of Hollingsworth Cemetery
The picture shown above is an arial photo of Hollingsworth Cemetery east of Lawson, Missouri. The renovatation and preparation for a future dedication ceremony at Hollingsworth Cemetery is currently under way. The dedication of the Hollingsworth Cemetery is projected to be in late summer 2007.
The Hollingsworth Cemetery is enumerated in the Cemetery Census of Clay County, Missouri, Volume I. It is a very small cemetery with only two known burials. The small cemetery is in a grove of trees near a local golf course. Prior to renovation, with all the low branches and tall brambles, it was difficult to find a way into the cemetery. Once inside the cemetery, the two headstones appeared to have been moved from their original locations.
A lot of work will be required to restore this cemetery back to it's original condition. The fence and gate will require extensive work, and in some places, replacements may have to be made. Trees and tree stumps will also need to be removed before any groundwork can be completed. Many tasks lay ahead for the Westport Camp #64 organization, but this is a worthy project that will be beneficial to the local community and historians.
The inscriptions on the headstones are as follows: