Woodland Cemetery is located at 1022 East McCarty Street and dates back to 1837. This property was purchased at a State auction by Israel and Mary Reed, who laid out the cemetery and started selling burial lots and family plots. The cemetery is located between the (Old) City Cemetery and the National Cemetery. This cemetery is not active with the sale of grave spaces but is still being used by family members for burials in established family plots. This cemetery also has a section for the State of Missouri where many early State dignitaries are buried including Governor Marmaduke who died in office in 1887. This cemetery is also rich with history of many of the founding families of Jefferson City.
The following records are the copying of the inscriptions on the gravestones in Woodland and (Old) City Cemeteries in 1975 as a bicentennial project of the Jane Randolph Jefferson Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. Ross Geary, Bicentennial Chairman.
History of Woodland and (Old) City Cemetery