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N.B. The Hubbell Cemetery is located on private property belonging to an area farm, and should not be accessed without permission.
The "Hubbell Cemetery" is in the northwestern part of the township, west of Little Rock village. However, the majority of those who died in the village or its vicinity were interred in Fowler Grove Cemetery, which is across the line in Kane County. "Little Rock Village": this place was founded August 26, 1845 by Robert M. Matthews. It was an important trading point in 1848. As many as 270 teams passed through in a single day, on one road, Most of them either going to or returning from Chicago with produce grain or supplies. The tavern there, as hotels in small towns, were then called - was opened in 1838 by Mr Inscho. Other landlords of this noted tavern were, Arnold Dodge, Wareham Gates, Robert Matthews, JJ Shults, and Ephriam Buck. The coming of the railroad through the county in 1853 and its location in the southern part of township, diverted trade from the village.
SOURCE: Historical Encyclopedia & History of Illinois of Kendall County, by Bateman & Selby 1914, page 840, 876.
The graveyard known as the "Hubbell Cemetery", was located in the SW quarter of the NW quarter of section 6, Little Rock Township. It is also known as the "Ovitt Cemetery", and probably was the earliest cemetery in the vicinity of the Village of Little Rock. It is no longer active and has been despoiled. According to Rev. Hicks, Mrs. John C. Mckenzie, who died in 1835, was the first person buried there. Nine burials are recorded. See also [link]:
Little Rock is named after Little Rock Creek, which flows through the township. The Township occupies a 6-mile (9.7 km) square (with the southeast corner clipped-off by the Fox River) in Kendall County, Illinois. It is located at 41.6761408, -88.5464646. It has 91.571 km. (35.356 square miles) of land and 420,977 square meters (0.1625 square miles) covered by water.
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