Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Cemetery in the City of Edwardsville
the first cemetery in the
City of Edwardsville.
Buried here are the soldiers
of our early wars and the
pioneer settlers of this
Erected 1951 by Edwardsville Chapter Historical Society.
Location. 38° 48.717′ N, 89° 57.733′ W. Marker is in Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Lane and Randle Street, on the right when traveling south on Oak Lane. Touch for map. Located in Lusk Park. Marker is in this post office area: Edwardsville IL 62025, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edwardsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ninian Edwards (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edwardsville National Bank Clock (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cleaon Etzkorn Bandstand (approx. half a mile away); In grateful memory of the early settlers. (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of Dr. Thomas R. Yates (approx. half a mile away); Benjamin Stephenson House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwardsville.
Regarding First Cemetery in the City of Edwardsville. Lusk Park was established as a cemetery in the early 1800s. Most of the grave markers were relocated to nearby Woodlawn Cemetery beginning around 1820. Today the area is a community park. However, a few grave markers remain.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on November 24, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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