Jackson County Cemetery

Also known as Poor Farm Cemetery

Location
Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, USA
Memorials 65 added (5% photographed)

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The "Jackson County Cemetery" is on the north side of County Farm Road. It was known as a place where indigents from the old county poor farm were buried,

Approaching from the east, there's only enough room for a single vehicle to pull off the side of the road on a raised area of a grassy shoulder near the cemetery gate. A sprawling, vacant lot with plenty of parking is across the road.

The burial ground is enclosed by a fence that is interrupted by two large concrete pillars and a gate along the road. Mature pine trees serve as a windbreak on the west, north and east sides.

A solitary white cross in the center serves as the sole reminder of the unmarked, unnumbered, unmourned dead buried there.

No one knows how many lived at the facility from its inception in 1839 to its closure in 1963, or how many are buried in the cemetery because the records were lost in a fire. But in 1933, the Sarah Treat Prudden Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, did compile 25 names of those buried in the cemetery — mostly in the 1930s.

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GPS Coordinates: 42.2767, -84.4675

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #805