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King Cemetery
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois  USA

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Historical information pertaining to the old "King Cemetery," in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois:

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NEWSPAPER: 'Decatur Herald,'
PUBLICATION DATE: Oct 9, 1927.

"Half-forgotten Old King's Burying Ground Located in 1000 Block West Wood Street Was Moved During the 1890s."

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SUMMARY: King Cemetery, in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, is no longer in existence. The town was praised in 1836 by Edmund Flagg for their well-kept cemetery and community.* Unfortunately, as Decatur grew, the cemetery property was needed for the expansion of city. Efforts were made to relocate the old graves to a new location; however, because some of the graves were unmarked or the wooden markers had deteriorated, the remains of some early Decatur pioneers who had been buried in King Cemetery could not be found in the old cemetery, and moved. In addition, no (known) records exist of the burials in the old King Cemetery.

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*SEE: HISTORY OF MACON COUNTY, [Illinois].
CHAPTER XI. IN THE '30s AND '40s (1830s - 1840s).
[Pages 70 through 76].

*ALSO SEE: King's Cemetery
http://macon.ilgenweb.net/kingscem.html

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Information compiled and contributed by Cathy Porter-Maynard.


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