Hazelwood Cemetery Sesquicentennial

On Oct. 14, 2017, Springfield held a commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of Hazelwood Cemetery.   At the time it was officially dedicated, on October 26, 1867, Hazelwood was a long horse and buggy ride miles outside Springfield’s city limits.  Today, the city has grown up around it. With 60 developed acres and over 44,000 grave spaces, Hazelwood is one of the largest municipally-operated cemeteries in Missouri.