Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle years before he became Commandante of the Fort of Sainte Genevieve and The King of Spain made him Don Francois Valle for saving their Fort San Carlos (now St. Louis).
270 years later as The Valle Mining Company, his 4000+ acre property every year absorbs 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 14,000 tons of oxygen, enough to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts]
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The way to the final resting place of many fine
            Valles Mines citizens (photo by Jane Turner)
Pictured: The way to the final resting place of many fine Valles Mines citizens was through the old railroad tunnel. Tunnel Station Cemetery is located 600 feet south of the tunnel on your right, west of the railroad right of way ( or see map below). Although preliminary excavation to reach this area has begun, please take care as some rough ground remains and 4WD is still required. Plans are under way to reopen our cemeteries for new burials. [Photo by Jane Turner]


  1. Bisch-Townsend at 14119 Valles Mines School Road
    [GPS Cordinates: UTM 15S 719370,4211855 NAD27 datum or 5deg31min46sec,-61deg12min43sec]
    Bisch-Townsend Cemetery records
    Access to this cemetery was cut off when Jefferson County paved the road.
    Click to see picture: Proposed road to re-open the cemetery in 2020.
  2. Buster at 4018 Valles Mines Road
    Buster Cemetery records
  3. Tunnel Station Cemetery  aka Fulton-McGuire. Mr. McGuire lived 109 years 8 mo. He was born 3 years before the US became the US, 1773.
    [GPS Coordinates: UTM 15S 718334,4209510 NAD27 datum or 5deg31min22sec,-61deg13min50sec]
  4. Rowe at Sunrise School Road
  5. Adams
  6. Cole

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