Methodist Church Cemetery

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Methodist Church Cemetery

Location
Westfield, Clark County, Illinois, USA
Memorials 43 added (74% photographed)

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The Methodist Church in Westfield closed many years ago. The property, located on the corner of South Division and West Cherry, now belongs to the Baptist Church, but the cemetery is officially listed as "abandoned." The Baptist congregation mows the yard, but does nothing to keep up the cemetery. In one corner of the property is a pile of headstones that have been removed from their respective graves. In 1973, Freda Stipp of the Clark Cnty Genealogical Society did a census of the cemetery, listing 34 graves and commenting that there are "probably a lot more burials here. Some of the stones we dug up from under the ground so we could read them." I used her census to enter the interments for this cemetery. I visited the cemetery on 8/11/2009 and photographed all of the headstones I could find, including a couple of headstones that were in the "pile" and a few that were initials only (I have not included them in the interments). There are a couple of stones visible that were not listed in the 1973 census, so I have added those. If there's not a picture next to the listing, that stone is no longer visible. Over time, I hope to work on the cemetery and try to uncover and photograph more stones.

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GPS Coordinates: 39.45573, -88.00049

  • Added: 6 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1981572