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The old Gaston cemetery is located in the township of Rome, in Jefferson County, Illinois on a forty foot high bluff in the bend of a creek with perennial periwinkle covering many of the graves. Two ancient cedar trees still mark the burying ground. Large oak trees shade the are and provide protection from the weather.
This was once land originally purchase by Samuel Gaston per Illinois land records back on the 7th of October 1818. His family lived on and farmed this land for the next 100 plus years.
The cemetery is known as Baldridge Cemetery after the ridge on which it is located.