Sparta in Monroe County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Wisconsin Child Center Cemetery
Some were orphaned, while others were born to families without resources to care for them. Some spent their entire childhood here, while others lived here only briefly. This cemetery is the final resting place for 305 children who were unclaimed at their deaths, many of whom passed away during epidemics of influenza, scarlet fever, diphtheria and polio in the days before vaccines were available. In keeping with the custom of the time, their graves were identified only by number. Yet the memory of these precious children lives on and in that loving spirit they are now given their names for all time.
and give them eternal peace.
Location. 43° 57.072′ N, 90° 47.478′ W. Marker is in Sparta, Wisconsin, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from East Montgomery Touch for map. Marker is located at the Sparta Municipal Golf Course. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1210 East Montgomery Street, Sparta WI 54656, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Cannon (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sparta Free Library (approx. 1.1 miles away); U.S. Post Office (approx. 1.1 miles away); Masonic Lodge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Monroe County Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Coulee Country (approx. 5.3 miles away); Donald "Deke" Slayton (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Driftless Area (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
Regarding Wisconsin Child Center Cemetery. In 1982 a nearby (then 9-hole) golf course was expanded to 18 holes on this adjoining land that was once the home of the Wisconsin State Child Center. The cemetery is accessible to non-players, provided they check in at the club house first.
Also see . . . List of Children. (Submitted on January 19, 2010.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 19, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.