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Photo of Sedan Cemetery
Sedan Cemetery, a secluded, small to mid-size cemetery that had its beginning from the nearby community of Sedan. It is still active. The "town" had its beginning because of the early railroads. The railroads also ended it. Quotes from an article about railway history in the county dated 1914: "Four miles west of Waterloo another station was located and named Hudson, and later changed to Sedan. The Sedan post office was "Iba." Every effort was put forth to build up a town at Sedan. Parties who owned the land donated town lots free of charge to anyone who would agree to build a house on the lot, this being the only consideration required. An elevator was erected, and during the first ten years it was a popular grain market. The late William McIntyre, of Auburn, was agent for the railroad company for about ten years prior to 1872. During this time Sedan flourished, but on his retirement the town lost its prestige. "

"The Air Line created Corunna, Waterloo and Butler, but killed Sedan, already arrested by the growth of Auburn and Newville, and made Uniontown an isolated suburb of Waterloo. The Fort Wayne, Jackson & Saginaw boomed Auburn. The Detroit & Eel River helped Auburn and Butler. The Baltimore & Ohio helped Auburn and Auburn Junction, and created St. Joe and Garrett. The Wabash created Ashley."

Added by: SixDogTeam
3/30/2011

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