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Near Centerville in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Potawatomi Burial Ground

Memorial

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 25, 2013
1. Potawatomi Burial Ground Marker
Inscription.

This place is in memory of more than 600 Catholic Potawatomi Indians buried in this field and down by the river far from their ancestral home of the Great Lakes Area.

Their names are incribed [sic] on the crosses

May they rest in peace

 
Erected by Indian Awareness Center of the Fulton County Historical Society and St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 38° 14.116′ N, 94° 56.657′ W. Marker is near Centerville, Kansas, in Linn County. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park, off 1525th Road, about four miles ENE of Centerville. Marker is in this post office area: Centerville KS 66014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Father Petit and the Potawatomi 'Trail of Death' (a few steps from this marker); Potawatomi "Trail of Death" march & death of Fr. Petit (a few steps from this marker); Daily Offering (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Onkweonweke Katsitsiio Teotsitsianekaron
Potawatomi Burial Ground and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 25, 2013
2. Potawatomi Burial Ground and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Log Cabin School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ft. Scott and California Road (about 300 feet away); Father Petit and the Trail of Death (about 400 feet away); Log Convent (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centerville.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park, KS. (Submitted on December 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Potawatomi Trail of Death. (Submitted on December 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Potawatomi Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 25, 2013
3. Potawatomi Burial Ground Marker
Potawatomi Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 25, 2013
4. Potawatomi Burial Ground Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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