The term "Potter's Field comes from Matthew 27:3-8 in the Bible.
After Judas received thirty pieces of silver from the Romans for
betraying Jesus, he was overcome with guilt. He took the silver to
the chief priests of the temple, crying, "I have sinned in that I have
betrayed the innocent blood.” When the priests refused to accept it
because it was blood money, he threw down the silver and left to
hang himself. After careful deliberation the priests decided to use it
to purchase a place to bury strangers. It's thought that the original
site was in a valley that was the source of potter's clay, from which
came the name "Potter's Field."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 41° 56.417′ N, 84° 38.1′ W. Marker is in Hillsdale, Michigan, in Hillsdale
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Oak Grove Cemetery Association (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillsdale College (approx. half a mile away); College Baptist Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Hillsdale (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sultana (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. Anthony's Catholic Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Will Carleton Poor House (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsdale.
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