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  • History

    Hidden away in a shaded spot in the center of the rapidly growing suburban area of Florissant, Missouri, is Cold Water Cemetery, a little jewel, quaint and interesting, and the very mischief to find.

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  • Patriotism

    We honor those who served to protect our Nation who now rest in the grounds of Cold Water Cemetery.

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  • Heritage

    Family bonds can still be seen today as they lived, worked, and gathered since the founding of Cold Water Cemetery.

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  • Historic Preservation

    The Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution is dedicated to the preservation of this historic site. Some of those Daughters are resting within the fences of Cold Water Cemetery.

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Hidden away, back a long lane off of Old Halls Ferry Road in Florissant is the beautifully restored Cold Water

Memorial Day Services

To honor the soldiers and pioneers in Cold Water Cemetery and throughout our country who fought and worked to build our nation and our freedoms.

Honored Veterans

We honor veterans from nine wars that wore the “Cloth of our Nation” and are interred at Cold Water Cemetery. They fought for freedom and for peace that we enjoy today.


A listing of all known burials from historic records, family, and research.
Here you will find families, veterans, and Daughters.

The Cold Water Cemetery, located in Florissant, Missouri, became the property of the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR) in November 1963, when ownership was transferred to them by the Cold Water Cemetery Association. On accepting this unusual gift, the MSSDAR assumed the responsibilities of its future maintenance and of bringing to it the recognition it deserves in the history of America’s Westward Expansion.

During her term, State Regent June Lanz, with the assistance of State Historian Janett Miller and Cold Water Cemetery State Chair Judy Seago, collected and prepared the documentation for Cold Water Cemetery to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The application was approved by the Department of the Interior.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior the cemetery was dedicated on 31 May 2004, by MSSDAR. The contents herein were obtained from “A Stroll Through Coldwater Cemetery,” compiled and copyrighted by the Webster Groves Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), Missouri Secretary of State online death certificates, family histories, and other sources. For a full bibliography listing of sources, please contact us by using the form at the bottom of the page.

2024 Cold Water Cemetery Memorial Day Service

Monday, May 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m.

Please join us for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony as we honor the Patriots of seven wars who are buried at Cold Water Cemetery. Remembrances of a red rose will also be placed on the graves of MSSDAR Daughters buried in the cemetery.

Visit the Cold Water Cemetery!

15290 Old Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, Missouri 63034

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    Site updated April 28, 2024.
    Photos throughout the website was taken and donated by MSSDAR Daughters. Other images were obtained through the Missouri Secretary of State online death certificates, the National Archives, and online genealogy sites.