Place

Pioneer Cemetery at the Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site, Milepost 385.9

wooden sign painted brown with yellow letters stating Pioneer Cemetery with the cemetery behind sign
Pioneer Cemetery at the Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site

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Quick Facts

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The Pioneer Cemetery was first started in 1856, 47 years after Meriwether Lewis died and was buried. There are roughly 100 burials in the cemetery today. The War Department replaced the old and broken headstones with flat headstones in the 1920s. The flat headstones were restored in the early 2000s.

See Exploring the Meriwether Lewis Site for additional information.

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Last updated: May 3, 2021