Manchester Cemetery

Also known as Atkinson Cemetery

North Winnebago Road
Wempletown, Winnebago County, Illinois, 61088 USA
Memorials 20 added (40% photographed)

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The Manchester (Atkinson) cemetery is located on N. Winnebago Road near the intersection with Trask Bridge Road (Illinois Route 70) in Burritt Township. It is now on private property and is considered a despoiled and abandoned cemetery. The settlement of Manchester was once located where Cemetery, Trask Bridge and Winnebago Roads now meet, just west of Wempletown. Manchester had a grocery store, post office/stagecoach stop/tavern and blacksmith shop during its hey day. Because Manchester is a lost settlement, the closest town listed in the Find A Grave cities list is Wempletown, approximately 2 miles east of the Manchester location. Those buried here were citizens of Manchester, however the city listing for Manchester Cemetery is Wempletown. A grateful and heartwarming thanks to Faye Sarver Hilton, author of Pioneer Families of Burritt Township for the information on the internments and to Don Milne, a life-long resident of Burritt Township, for the photos of the headstones. Both Faye and Don have passed away, but they will be forever in the hearts of those of us devoted to researching local history. Without them and their love of their local rural heritage, none of the information found here would have been possible. Pictures of the available headstones were taken in 1971.


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GPS Coordinates: 42.35685, -89.25471

  • Added: 25 Oct 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2626169