Raines Cemetery
Heath Creek Township, Section 21
Pettis County, Missouri

On the east side of Hwy J, where Walk Road joins J from the west, a quarter mile south of Saline border. Visible. Cemetery has some iron fencing, is unattended, and chigger city...no place to pull off. I'd say someone with a will to succeed should visit this cemetery in February (on a bicycle?) with an hour to spare on either side of noon. One marker for a John L. Newton was removed from here and placed by his wife's marker at Miller's Chapel Cemetery. Not a grave relocation. (GCW 2004)

Recorded by Mrs. Genevieve L. Carter circa 1960.

Photos submitted by Justin Watkins with the following information:

DAR: Heath’s Creek TWP, Pettis Co., MO, NW of Section 21, TWP 48N, R20W. On County Hwy J a short distance S of the Saline-Pettis county line where the road goes in a SW direction. East side of the road a short distance from farm house (1959) of E. W. Schanz. Two early land entries in this area were by Charles Raines and Martha Raines. This family apparently came through Kentucky from Virginia. The earliest names in local histories give names of Charles Raines and his wife Margaret Lockridge. They were married in Saline County, as they apparently had large areas of land. Later, different descendants owned several large farm tracts in the northern part of Heaths Creek TWP. Copied by Mrs. Robert Bealert, Mrs. Ira A. Leiter, and C. L. Rages (1959)