Old Settlers Cemetery

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Old Settlers Cemetery

Location
McDowell Street
Delavan, Walworth County, Wisconsin, 53115 USA
Memorials 121 added (98% photographed)

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Located on the north side of McDowell Street between Third and Fourth. This two-acre site was utilized as Delavan's first cemetery, 1837 - 1866, although two burials took place in 1869. Originally about 221 burials were conducted in the cemetery. Approximately 104 bodies were exhumed and reinterred in Spring Grove Cemetery between 1866 - 1870. An estimated 117 undisturbed burials remain. Many of the sandstone gravemarkers have deteriorated with age and other vandalized and placed in storage for future repair. Official cemetery burials records were destroyed in a 1893 fire. In 1881, Inscriptions on the remaining 117 headstones were recorded and appear in this display. Interments Include Samuel F. and Henry Phoenix, founders of Delavan in 1836.

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GPS Coordinates: 42.635, -88.64482

  • Added: 17 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1990793