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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old State Cemetery

 
 
Old State Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. Old State Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
The Illinois General Assembly authorized Governor Edward Coles in 1823 to convey to Vandalia one and one-half acres for a state burial ground. Here were buried four members of the legislature and several state officials who died while in office. The monument erected by the state is in adjoining South Hill Cemetery.
 
Erected by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.504′ N, 89° 5.586′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Edwards Street and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east on Edwards Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert K. McLaughlin and wife Isabella (within shouting distance of this marker); William C. Greenup (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Attends Funerals (about 400 feet away); Robert Blackwell (about 400 feet away); Ferdinand Ernst (about 400
Old State Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
2. Old State Cemetery Marker
Looking southeast
feet away); Government Officials Buried in the Old State Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Charles Prentice (about 400 feet away); Mary Hall and son James (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Vandalia, Illinois. (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Old State Cemetery. (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Old State Cemetery. (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPolitics
 
Old State Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
3. Old State Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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