Virginia City Original Cemetery

Also known as Original Virginia City Cemetery

SE1/4 of NE1/4 of Sec 4, T17N R10W 3PM
Virginia, Cass County, Illinois, USA Add to Map
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According to Mr. Gridley's book "Historical Sketches" which was published in 1907.
"Nearly one mile west of the court house, on a high point of ground belonging to Robert and Henry Hall is a spot where lie many of the first of the dead of Virginia (City). About 1844 Dr. Hall granted permission to the people of the town to bury their dead in the graveyard field. Since the establishment of Walnut Ridge Cemetery by the City in the year 1873, many of the dead have been removed from the grave field to the new place. Many were buried in the old field and no monument erected, and their graves were long since plowed over. Last Sunday I visited the burial place to see what remained of the head stones. Some of them were where they were originally planted, but most were lying about on the sod in a greater or less damaged condition. The inscriptions upon the remaining stones follows:"
A few small stone fragments are all that remain of this cemetery in October, 1963.
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  • Added: 16 Jun 2009
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