Eau Claire in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Eau Claire County Old Orchard Cemetery
—Eau Claire County • 1856 —
As you walk among these unassuming gravestones, you will see that some only have names, no birth or death dates, and some are unknown. Many of the older gravestones memorialize persons who spent their entire adult lives in the County Asylum. In later years, the County has buried indigent or unknown persons here.
Although this cemetery was called by many names over the years, on December 4, 2007, the Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors honored its historical significance and officially named it.
Those Who Rest Here
Johnson Monument 2008
Erected 2008 by Johnson Monument Company, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
Location. 44° 49.856′ N, 91° 32.114′ W. Marker is in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in Eau Claire County. Marker is on Mesa Ridge Drive west of West Ridge Drive, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eau Claire WI 54703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Lumber and Politics (approx. 1.2 miles away); Waldemar Ager House (approx. 1.5 miles away); "The Log Flume" (approx. 1.5 miles away); The "Flume" (approx. 1.6 miles away); Legend of Paul Bunyan (approx. 1.7 miles away); Luther Midelfort: A History of Caring (approx. 1.7 miles away); Carson Park Baseball Stadium (approx. 1.8 miles away); Henry Aaron / Eau Claire Baseball (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eau Claire.
Also see . . .
1. Asylum Cemetery. (Submitted on July 3, 2014.)
2. A Grave Situation. (Submitted on July 3, 2014.)
3. Volunteer Effort Afoot to Refurbish ‘Paupers Cemetery’. (Submitted on July 3, 2014.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.