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

Columbia County Asylum Cemetery

“Potter’s Field”

 
 
Columbia County Asylum Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eric Kuntz, January 20, 2017
1. Columbia County Asylum Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This plot of land, locally known as "Potter's Field", served as the final resting place for nearly 250 residents of the Columbia County Asylum. Indigent asylum residents left unclaimed by family members were buried here from 1871 until 1971, nearly all in unmarked graves. The asylum was razed in 1975.
 
Erected 2016 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 562.)
 
Location. 43° 30.018′ N, 89° 18.468′ W. Marker is in Wyocena, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is on Crawford Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 157 Crawford Drive, Wyocena WI 53969, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major Elbert Dickason / Dickason's "Hotel" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dickason Park / Toppe Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wyona Park / Rifle Pit Legend (approx. ¾ mile away); Historic Pardeeville / Belmont Hotel (approx. 2½ miles away); Angie Williams Cox Public Library (approx. 2.6 miles away);
Columbia County Asylum Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eric Kuntz, January 20, 2017
2. Columbia County Asylum Cemetery Marker
Pardeeville World War I Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Samuel & Chloe Leonard Doud (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyocena.
 
Regarding Columbia County Asylum Cemetery. There are only three marked graves in the cemetery.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2017, by Eric Kuntz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 301 times since then. Last updated on September 20, 2017, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2017, by Eric Kuntz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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