Archie Cemetery

Also known as Oder Cemetery

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Archie is an extinct village in southern Vermilion County. It is a mile south and slightly west of Sidell, on the section line between Sec. 28 and 39, Twp. 17 N Range 13 West, on County Rd. 200 North at about 550 East. A rail line was begun in the 1880s, with a station at Archie on land donated by Archibald McDowell, as part of the Chicago and Ohio River Railroad (to West Liberty). The rail line is called Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton in the 1908 atlas, a spur off the C & EI. The rail line through Archie was abandoned in 1936. The survey for the line noted Archie's elevation at 665 feet above sea level. (Lottie Jones History of Vermilion County Illinois, Vol. 1, p. 84; L. Tuggle's Stories of Historical Days in Vermilion County, Illinois, 1934-35, p. 13; Williams History of Vermilion County). A school, church, stores, and a tile / brick factory were located at Archie. Postmasters included M.F. Cummings, George W. Estes, and David Harvey (closed in 1896).

The Archie cemetery was never formally platted. The location is close to the Vermilion / Edgar county line. Existing grave stones were removed, possibly in the 1940s, and the land has been farmed or pastured since. At one time the cemetery had a wrought iron arched gate with the name of the cemetery. Nancy Hogan Reed's 1988 history of Archie, Hildreth, and Palermo - "Lives and Times" - has family stories and photos, including a hand-drawn map showing the cemetery location. Published plat maps have not shown the cemetery. Dates and burial notes for known individuals in the cemetery are taken from the Reed book (some noted in family Bibles transcribed to it) and other sources. The cemetery has also been called Oder Cemetery. Surnames known to be associated with burials at Archie are Erp, Oder, and Swangle. The oldest burials date to at least 1870.

  • Added: 22 Feb 2017
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