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City Cemetery

Hidden Truths

 

— The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now —

 
City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
1. City Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This was the site of the City Cemetery, Chicago's only public graveyard from 1843-1859. Extending from North Av. to Wisconsin St., there were more than 20,000 burials here. For nearly twenty years beginning in 1866, as the grounds were converted to Lincoln Park, bodies were being exhumed and carried to new private cemeteries outside city limits. Since the 1890's construction projects have been revealing skeletal remains. For various reasons, many bones likely still remain here beneath the soil.

This two-part project by Pamela Bannos continues on the Internet: http://hiddentruths.northwestern.edu
 
Erected 2008 by Northwestern University CIRA and URGC Research Grants.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 41° 54.877′ N, 87° 37.901′ W. Marker was in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker could be reached from North Stockton Drive, on the right when traveling north
City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
2. City Cemetery Marker
On the reverse of each marker is a map of the 1863 City Cemetery layout. The white dots indicate the marker placements. The red dot indicates that marker's placement in the context of the City Cemetery grounds.
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this page online
. This is one in a series of six markers in Lincoln Park intended for display May-November, 2008. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Chicago IL 60614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Potter's Field (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Couch Tomb (about 500 feet away); Abandoned Shoreline of Lake Michigan (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Couch Tomb (about 500 feet away); Abraham Lincoln Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kennison Boulder Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hidden Truths (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Town Triangle (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Regarding City Cemetery. This is one of a series of 6 markers in Lincoln Park intended to be displayed May-November 2008.
 
Also see . . .  Hidden Truths: The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now. This two-part project by Pamela Bannos continues on the internet. (Submitted on August 26, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
3. City Cemetery Marker
Looking west. Stockton street is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,813 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 27, 2023