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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Government Officials Buried in the Old State Cemetery

 
 
Govt Officials Buried in Old State Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. Govt Officials Buried in Old State Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
Half an acre of this Old State Burial Ground was laid off for state officials in 1835. Although exact location is unknown, it is thought to be in this area. In 1874 the monument and remains were moved to South Hill Cemetery. Four Representatives and a Circuit Judge were buried here.

John B. Emanuel Canal
Madison County. Born in Baltimore.
June 24, 1809 - Dec. 31, 1830

Wm. McHenry
White County
Oct. 3, 1771 - Feb. 3, 1835

Benjamin A. Clark
Wayne County
Feb. 17, 1799 - June 9, 1836

John Thompson
Randolph County
Died Winter Session 1836

Judge A. F. Grant
Born in Inverness, Scotland
Mar. 27, 1805 - June 17, 1836
 
Erected 1974 by Vandalia Historical Society, in memory of Joseph C. Burtschi.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1965.
 
Location. 38° 57.455′ N, 89° 
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5.529′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Marker is in the Old State Cemetery, near 3rd and Edwards Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Hall and son James (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Prentice (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Blackwell (within shouting distance of this marker); George Leidig (within shouting distance of this marker); James W. Berry (within shouting distance of this marker); Elijah Conway Berry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Attends Funerals (within shouting distance of this marker); William C. Greenup (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old State Cemetery. City webpage. (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Old State Cemetery. Illinois Adventure entry (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Govt Officials Buried in Old State Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
2. Govt Officials Buried in Old State Cemetery Marker
Looking north
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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