722 East 5th Street

Moseley Square Cemetery was authorized by the City Commission in December, 1920.

Mayor John Calhoun communicated with the board that the Moseley and Griffith heirs, owners of the property, proposed it to the City for a park to be known as Moseley Square Park. A resolution was passed to proceed with the city engineer and attorney to work out the details. No actions were taken after the resolution was passed for the cemetery to become a park.


Moseley Square Cemetery is a historical location for our community.  It served as a family and community cemetery prior to the opening of Elmwood Cemetery.  Most of the bodies have been exhumed and relocated over time.  However, some bodies including soldiers from the Revolutionary War remain buried at the location.

Original tombstones placed at burial remain on property lined end-to-end parallel to Fifth Street.  In addition, the body of Revolutionary War solider Thomas Moseley was laid to rest at the location.  A memorial marker reads, ”Moseley Square Cemetery Final resting place of Sgt. Thomas Moseley, Revolutionary War solider and Daviess County pioneer, rededicated by the City of Owensboro November 2001.”  His original memorial marker and a Patriot Marker can be viewed near the flagpole.  The Patriot Marker reads, “Thomas Moseley 1767-1841 Sgt. 9th VA Reg Revolutionary War Dedicated 2014”.