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Racine in Racine County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mound Cemetery

Racine, Wisconsin

 
 
Mound Cemetery DAR Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 8, 2013
1. Mound Cemetery DAR Marker
Inscription.  

Mound Cemetery derives its name from the fourteen prehistoric Indian mounds found here.

On February 3, 1851 this land was purchased by Norman Clark and James Kinzie of the village of Racine, from Joseph Ouilmett the Indian of Wausau, Wisconsin who owned the burial place of his fathers, the Potawatomi Indians.

This marker was placed and given by the Racine Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution on May 10, 1959
 
Erected 1959 by Racine Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made FeaturesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 3, 1851.
 
Location. 42° 43.155′ N, 87° 48.945′ W. Marker is in Racine, Wisconsin, in Racine County. Marker is just inside the Mound Cemetery entrance, near the office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1147 West Boulevard, Racine WI 53403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers of the American Revolution (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); 32nd 'Red Arrow' Infantry Division Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Engine House No. 3 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Racine City Hall (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Racine.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mound Cemetery, City of Racine. (Submitted on September 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mound Cemetery at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Mound Cemetery DAR Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 8, 2013
2. Mound Cemetery DAR Marker
Cemetery office in background
<i>Lagoon and Bridge, Mound Cemetery, Racine, Wis.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
3. Lagoon and Bridge, Mound Cemetery, Racine, Wis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 771 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on October 31, 2015.

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