Eldon Area Cemeteries
The Eldon Cemetery
The breathtaking flags along the roadways of the local cemetery were started in 1990. The numerous flags are flown on National holidays and during American Gothic Days. The border of each flag bears the name, in tribute, of a deceased loved one. The impressive array of banners can be viewed as you descend the hill into Eldon from State Highway 16. There are about 190 flags flown at this time!!!
Sioc Cemetery Indian Mounds
Scenic Sioc cemetery, located three miles southwest of Eldon, is believed to be the only cemetery in the state, and perhaps the nation where whites are buried in and on top of Indian mounds. Grave rows cross two mounds, about twenty-five feet in diameter, on the highest point of the cemetery. The cemetery is named after the Van Sioc family who once lived nearby. The oldest dated stone is the Powell marker dated 1845, The Powell family lived in the vicinity.
Located approximately three miles east of Eldon on State Hwy 16, this cemetery is one of the oldest west of the Mississippi River. Many of the older tombstones have birth dates in the 1700's. On the tombstone of Daniel McMullin, date of death August 18, 1841, is a crossed arrow and tomahawk, significant of his government permit as an Official Indian Trader. This is only one example of the many unusual and intriguing monuments to be found there. Located on the famed Mormon Trail several of the sect are buried here. It is reputed to be the largest burial on the trail, west of the Mississippi River.