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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. Located in Lusk Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edwardsville IL 62025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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. mile away); Edwardsville, Illinois (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwardsville.
 
Regarding First Cemetery in the City of Edwardsville.
First Cemetery in the City of Edwardsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, January 6, 2020
2. First Cemetery in the City of Edwardsville Marker
In Lusk Cemetery
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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lusk Cemetery among city's oldest. A newspaper article published by the Edwardsville Intelligencer on April 20, 2011 (written by Ann Niccum), about the history of the cemetery, as well as notable people who are buried there. (Submitted on January 6, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Lusk Cemetery on Find-a-Grave. (Submitted on January 6, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on January 6, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. Photos:   1. submitted on November 24, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois.   2. submitted on January 6, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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