800 Guy Park Drive, Chesterfield Missouri
Shaded by large cedar trees, Sappington Cemetery is the resting place of several Arrow Rock citizens prominent during the past century, including two Missouri governors - Gov. Meredith Miles Marmaduke, a Santa Fe trader, and Missouri's Confederate governor, Claiborne F. Jackson. (1860-1862). During the Civil War, when Missouri had two governors, Jackson established a pro-south government in exile in Texas. Jackson was married at various times to three daughters of Arrow Rock's Dr. John Sappington, who also is buried in this historic cemetery. Dr. Sappington was a pioneer in the use of quinine to treat malaria.
Other Missouri State Parks nearby:
(Saint Louis) Beauvais Manor on the Park
(Ballwin) Castlewood State Park
(Troy) Cuivre River State Park
(Chesterfield) Dr Edmund A Babler Memorial State Park
(Montgomery City) Graham Cave State Park
(Imperial) Mastodon State Park
10/31 Coming to The Chesterfield area
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Western Illinois Fair Griggsville IL June26-30 Loads of fun for the whole family. Food, entertainment, rides, games, agricultural exhibits, animals, commercial vendors, kids activities, plus a whole lot more.
Italian Fest Collinsville IL September20-21 For over 25 years, Collinsville IL has been celebrating the Italian culture and heritage that our city was built on. The Fest is a family friendly event and there really is something for everyone.