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Wauwatosa in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Milwaukee County Cemetery

 
 
Milwaukee County Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 24, 2011
1. Milwaukee County Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This site, also known as Potter’s Field was originally a pasture on the Milwaukee County Farm. Between 1872 and 1974, this four acre field became the final resting place for 4000 of the estimated 7500 children and adults buried on the Milwaukee County Grounds. Many were paupers who lived at the poor farm or received care at other county institutions. All were buried through the generosity of the people of Milwaukee County.

May they rest in peace.

 
Location. 43° 2.922′ N, 88° 1.211′ W. Marker is in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North 87th Street 0.2 miles north of West Watertown Plank Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Hart Homestead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Milwaukee County Asylum Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Sunnyhill Home” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church Street Historic District (approx. half a mile away); First Congregational Church (approx. half a mile away); Thomas Benjamin Hart House
Milwaukee County Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 24, 2011
2. Milwaukee County Cemetery Marker
Field is in background
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Harts Mills (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dittmar-Robertson Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wauwatosa.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Milwaukee County Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 24, 2011
3. Milwaukee County Cemetery Marker
Milwaukee County Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 24, 2011
4. Milwaukee County Cemetery Marker
Milwaukee County Landmark Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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