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Site of Former Greenbush Cemetery Burials

 
 
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By Gordon Govier, June 26, 2009
1. Site of Former Greenbush Cemetery Burials Marker
Inscription. Nineteenth century cemeteries were sometimes relocated as a community expanded. In 1845, land was purchased for a cemetery in the Greenbush neighborhood of Madison where St. Marys Hospital is located today. The cemetery became overcrowded with Madison's German and Irish settlers, so in 1862 Catholics purchased land for Calvary -- now Resurrection -- cemetery. Early in the twentieth century the bodies were removed to this site where they lie in unmarked graves.
 
Erected 2000 by Historic Madison and the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 459.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 3.917′ N, 89° 26.022′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Speedway Road 0.1 miles east of Hillcrest Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53705, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Rest (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forest Hill Cemetery & Effigy Mound Group (approx. mile away); In Memory of Our Beloved Sons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hoyt Park
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By Gordon Govier, June 26, 2009
2. Site of Site of Former Greenbush Cemetery Burials Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Aldo Leopold House (approx. half a mile away); Jacobs House I (approx. 0.6 miles away); John M. Olin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Keystone House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers regarding the Greenbush neighborhood.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,195 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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