Vermilion County, IL
is lost and needed
to be found....
created Monday, November 21,
Saturday, June 10, 2006 08:10:58 AM
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Fairchild Cemetery Savanna
Street: County Rd 1270
lat ns: N
lat mmss: 2300
long ew: E
long mmss: 1220
Directions: From Danville, Ill. take US150 west to Henning Road (Co. Rd.
1300E) turn North and proceed 6 miles to County Rd 2300 (marked as
Indian Springs Rd) turn west, Proceed to first rd. County Rd. 1270 E.
turn right--Proceed 1 & 2/10ths miles-cemetery is on right-Labeled
"Fairchild Cemetery Savanna'
Water source: Yes
Features: 4 1/2-5 ft. Prairie Grass,
thick brush, berry briars, trees
Gravestones: 50 or more
Difficult to find due to thickness of the prairie grass that has been
planted there and many broken ones on ground.
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Contacted: Kennekuk Park
Eleanore (Dodson) Warner
Albert, Dodson, Fairchild
We just found out a month ago that our great, great, great
his family are buried here. When we went to see it a
couple weeks ago we
found it had been sown in prairie grass and almost
impossible to find any
of the stones-many broken and lying on ground partially
debris. From what I remember Daniel Fairchild and his wife (
cemetery is named) is buried in the center of the cemetery
but their were
trees uprooting his wifes stone, causing it to overturn--as
well as berry
briars surrounding both stones.