Father Dickson Cemetery is the historical African-American cemetery just north of the Sappington House and south of Big Bend on Sappington Road.
Father Dickson Cemetery is gradually being restored. The effort started in the 1980’s led by Ernest Jordan, President of Friends of Father Dickson Cemetery. The effort is far from over.
To learn more about the Father Dickson Cemetery, visit their web site.
See a video interview with Father Dickson produced in August 2015 by the Abolition News Network.
Masonic groups attending the 100th anniversary ceremony at Father Dickson Cemetery, August 15, 2015.
The Sappington-Concord Historical Society placed a wreath at the monument to Father Dickson in sympathy for the shootings in South Carolina.
Friday, March 6, 2015 – The South County Times ran on the front page, “Friends of Father Dickson Cemetery Prepare for Spring.” The article reports on dates for volunteer maintenance days, how the Friends of Father Dickson Cemetery have worked to restore the cemetery, and some of the history of the cemetery and those buried there.
A flag pole was installed on May 29, 2014.
Installation of flag pole in 2014
Below left, Ken Hampton plants flowers at new flag pole at Father Dickson Cemetery, June 2, 2014.
Below right, Ken Hampton planting flowers as Tom Ford looks on, both of Vietnam Veterans Post 1028 doing service project to put up flag pole at Father Dickson Cemetery, June 2, 2014.
See October 2, 2014 plaque dedication information
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