Richmond, Missouri: Grave of Bob Ford, He Shot Jesse James

Bob Ford shamelessly shot Jesse in the back of the head, then later was himself blasted to death with a shotgun. His grave marker calls attention to his lone claim to fame.
Address:
W. Main St., Richmond, MO
Directions:
From downtown Richmond drive west on Hwy 10/W. Main St. Just past Wilson Rd, on the north side of the highway, you'll see the entrance to Richmond Shotwell Cemetery. Follow the road up the hill and around the curve until you see the sign indicating the location of the grave.
Admission:
Free
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Grave of Whitmer.

Grave of Bob Ford, He Shot Jesse James

In the same cemetery as Bob Ford is the grave of David Whitmer. Whitmer had a vision with Joseph Smith in which an angel presented golden tablets to Smith. Whitmer signed a document verifying the vision. This was included in the first edition of the Book of Mormon, as well as many subsequent editions.

[Laura, 07/30/2017]

The angel was Moroni, Smith translated the tablets into the Book of Mormon, and then perhaps unwisely buried them in a still-lost location.

Wooden cross and grave of Bob Ford.

Grave of Bob Ford, He Shot Jesse James

Grave site and wooden cross.

[Lizzy, 10/22/2016]

With a thoughtfully added Confederate battle flag.

Grave of Bob Ford.

Grave of the Man Who Shot Jesse James

Robert Newton "Bob" Ford was an American outlaw best known for shooting to death his gang leader, Jesse James. Ford was himself later shotgunned to death by Edward Capehart O'Kelley in Ford's temporary tent saloon.

At first, Ford was buried in Creede, Colorado, where he had been killed, but he was later reburied at Richmond Cemetery in Ray County, Missouri, with "The man who shot Jesse James" as his epitaph.

[Curtis Duffett, 01/03/2014]

The town of St. Joseph, Missouri, has for years encouraged tourists to "See the bullet hole" made by Bob Ford's gun after the bullet passed through Jesse's skull.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Madonna of the TrailMadonna of the Trail, Lexington, MO - 8 mi.
The Hall of WatersThe Hall of Waters, Excelsior Springs, MO - 13 mi.
Jesse James' Feather Duster of DeathJesse James' Feather Duster of Death, Kearney, MO - 20 mi.
In the region:
Castle Northmoor, Kansas City, MO - 34 mi.

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