Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Fruitland, Missouri

About Us

Pleasant Hill Church was formed from a split of the Apple Creek Presbyterian Church in 1838.

The Old School adherents gathered on November  17th, 1838 at the Pleasant Hill school house.  They appointed a committee to meet with the North Apple Creek representatives to seek division of the property of the Apple Creek Church in order to build a new church building in the Pleasant Hill community.  This location was closer to the homes of many of the men present.  The elders settled on a hillside location on landed owned by Robert Caldwell.  Although written records do not record how the land was obtained, tradition says that Ebenezer Flinn, who owned a large track adjoining Caldwell's property, gave him a piece of ground equal in price to that which Robert Caldwell turned over to the church, and Caldwell gave the land for the cemetery.  The first burial in the cemetery was his niece, the daughter of Andrew Caldwell, who died on September 28, 1839.

On December 1, 1982 the Pleasant Hill congregation voted unanimously that the church be dissolved and the members transferred to Jackson Presbyterian Church.  Presbytery approved and instructed the trustees to transfer title of property and other assets to the Cemetery Association.

In 1998, the Cemetery Association sought legal assistance in getting a Quiet Claim Title to the various parcels of land donated under the same name.  It now is the "Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association of Cape Girardeau County"

* Provided from excerpts from booklet "Souvenir of a Great Day" by Mrs. Della Tant Lewis.

775 County Road 541
Jackson, MO 63755

From Interstate 55:

Take exit 105, Highway 61 North

Proceed north approximately 7/10 mile to County Road 541 and turn right 

Proceed on County Road 541 for approximately 7/10 mile to the church and cemetery

Board of Directors

Joe Mathews, President
Dan Brown, 1st Vice President
Jonell McNeely, 2nd Vice President
Ruth Tinnin, Secretary/Treasurer
Gary & Lee Ann Schenimann, Groundspersons
Lewis Bock , Officer

Zach Caldwell, Officer

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