Foo-Chow Mission Cemetery (Destroyed)

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Date: 1848 to 1951
Location: Fuzhou, Fujian Province, Chinamap
Surnames/tags: Cemeteries China
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Cemetery name: Foo-Chow Mission Cemetery

Address: Now occupied by Chang 'anshan Park, west end of Maiyuan Lu, Cangshan District, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China

GPS Coordinates: 26.0382390, 119.3011530

Estimated Burials: +400 interred.

Information: The FooChow Mission Cemetery was opened in 1847 with the establishment of the FooChow Mission by the Methodist Episcopal Missionary Society. FooChow quickly became an enclave of theological and medical missionaries from many mission societies, as well as a strong educational anchor for the families of the missionaries and governmental consuls stationed at FooChow.

The Cemetery became a mecca for tourists after the eleven victims of the Kucheng Massacre were buried there in 1895. Much money was donated world wide to memorialize those who had made the ultimate sacrifice, and the plot in question was framed in wrought iron and clad in marble.

By the time of the Cultural Revolution, most all of the foreign cemeteries in China had been destroyed. For this reason, almost all grave photos for this cemetery will be historical ones. It was not uncommon for graves of foreigners buried in China to be photographed. It was presumed that their loved ones would never get an opportunity to visit the grave, so after the stone was set, the ground settled and the landscaping complete, a photograph was a common occurrence.

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