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Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Cemetery in the City of Edwardsville

 
 
This tract of ground [Lusk Cemetery] was the first cemetery in the city of Edwardsville. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, November 19, 2011
1. This tract of ground [Lusk Cemetery] was the first cemetery in the city of Edwardsville. Marker
Inscription.
This tract of ground was
the first cemetery in the
City of Edwardsville.
Buried here are the soldiers
of our early wars and the
pioneer settlers of this
community.

 
Erected 1951 by Edwardsville Chapter Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 48.717′ N, 89° 57.733′ W. Marker is in Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Lane and Randle Street, on the right when traveling south on Oak Lane. Click for map. Located in Lusk Park. Marker is in this post office area: Edwardsville IL 62025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edwardsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ninian Edwards (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edwardsville National Bank Clock (approx. mile away); Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cleaon Etzkorn Bandstand (approx. half a mile away); In grateful memory of the early settlers. (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of Dr. Thomas R. Yates (approx. half a mile away); Benjamin Stephenson House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Edwardsville.
 
Regarding First Cemetery in the City of Edwardsville. Lusk Park was established as a cemetery in the early 1800s. Most of the grave markers were relocated to nearby Woodlawn Cemetery beginning around 1820. Today the area is a community park. However, a few grave markers remain.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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