There are roughly 1,000 graves in the Joplin Cemetery and it was created by Mr. Joplin in the 1880's . It was created mainly for his family. Sections E, F, G, and H are the most part related to him. It eventually became available to others in the cemetery district. A granite cremains wall was built in Fall of 2002. Beginning in 1973, obituaries were kept by the sexton for those buried there.