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Description - The hustle and bustle of nearby Providence Road in Columbia belie the peace and serenity of Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site. The shady tree-filled cemetery contains the grave of Missouri's 22nd governor, Charles Hardin, along with descendants of George Jewell. The most well known member of the Jewell family buried in the cemetery, William Jewell, died while establishing a college in Liberty, Mo., that bears his name.

Attractions - The main attraction of Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site is the grave of Missouri's 22nd governor along with descendants of Georg Jewell.

Recreation - Activities at Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site are visiting the grave of Missouri's 22nd governor as well as the graves of George Jewell's descendants.

Climate - Missouri experiences four distinct seasons with an average yearly temperature of 54 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach 90 degrees F often and are plagued with high humidity levels. Nighttime lows during the summer dip slightly near 70 degrees. September brings cooler fall weather with less humidity. By October nights begin to cool significantly and the fall foliage changes to brilliant hues of orange, red and yellow. Winter months bring an average of 24 inches of snow and normal temperatures average between 20 and 45 degrees F. Spring is characterized by wet weather with temperatures reaching between 32 and 60 degrees F.

Location - Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site is located in Columbia Missouri off S. Providence Road.


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Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site, South Providence Road , Columbia, MO, 65201, Phone: 573-449-7402

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