|Historic Pitcher Cemetery|
Established in 1830, Pitcher Cemetery is not just a family burial plot, it is also the final resting place for pioneers, a Revolutionary War soldier, and the site of two mass graves.
Located at 3306 Blue Ridge Blvd. in south Kansas City, this small half-acre graveyard was originally established for the Colonel Thomas Pitcher family and is possibly the burial site of up to 200 people.
|Ledstone Noland Gravesite|
|Cholera Epidemic Mass Grave|
|Civil War Mass Grave|
A bulletin board stands at the entrance of the cemetery with bits and pieces of odd and interesting information. The graveyard itself feels secluded and is surrounded on three sides by thick woods. This is important to know because if you don't use bug repellant here, the chiggers and mosquitoes will eat you alive!
As far as the overall feeling of Pitcher Cemetery, it emits somewhat of a heavy, sad aura combined with an old, historical vibe. There are reports of strange lights, odd sounds, and mysterious shapes floating throughout the cemetery, but while I was there, I did not see anything out of the ordinary.
If you decide to stroll through this hidden little historic gem, it should take no more than an hour and is a great little lesson in Kansas City history - definitely worth checking out!
|Inside Historic Pitcher Cemetery|