Old Macomb Cemetery of McDough County, IL

Abandoned Cemetery..... is lost and needed to be found....

created August 10, 2005 10:52pm

11/21/2005 08:29:15 AM

 

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Old Macomb Cemetery

 

Cemetery:       Old Macomb Cemetery
Other:
Sign:           No
Street:         NE Sec 25 T6N R3W
City:           Macomb
Township:       Emmet Twp
County:         McDonough Co
State:          Illinois
Zip:
lat ns:         N
lat h:
lat mmss:
 long ew:        W
long h:
long mmss:
Status:         Inactive
Size:           Medium
Directions:     From Macomb west on Adams about 1 mile west of entrance to

 W I U, turn right at cross street; cemetery is on the west side of the cross street.
Type:           Road-public
Location:       Suburban
Terrain:        Level
Water source:    No
Features:       Many older trees, level but sits up above road level
Property:       Public
Access:         Open
Enclosure:      None
Gate:           None
Established:
Gravestones:
Oldest:
Newest:
Removed:        No
Relocated:      No
Repairs:        No
Methods:
Restoration:    Unsure
Association:    Unsure
Records:        Yes
Inventory:      Yes
Availability:   McDonough County Genealogy Society at
Macomb has a listing  publication
Landscaping:
Paths:
Trees:
Crypts:
Fencing:
Brickwork:
Ironwork:
Sculpture:
Fountains:
Roads:
Buildings:
Cement:         Yes
Granite:        Yes
Marble:         Yes
Native:         Yes
Slate:          Yes
Others:         Yes
Wood:
Materials:      Unsure
Architectural:
Angels:
Draperies:
Fraternal:
 Hands:
Lambs:
Monograms:
Plants:
Photos:         No
Religious:
Scrollwork:
Urns:
Carvings:
Condition:
Unmarked:       Yes
Broken:         Yes
Toppled:        Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried:         Yes
Weather:        Yes
Pollution:      No
Vandalized:     Yes
Report:
VA1:            Gravestones-Overturned
VA2:            Gravestones-Broken
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:     None
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3:
Overgrowth4:
Ground Cover:
 Moss:
Vines:
Drainage:       Good
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner:          Cemetery
Use:
Bordering:      Agricultural
Change:         Same
Reason:         Roads
Visited:        Rarely
Archeology:     No
Habitat:        Yes
Contacted:
Name:           Nancie Brunk
Email:          raggdollynmb@yahoo.com
Date:           June 29, 2005

Surnames:
 Smithers, Hanan, Rogers, and others.

Other Information:
Many stones are now illegible, broken, stacked, leaning
against the bases of trees, some are sinking terribly. Possibly had been
vandalized years ago, but damage from whatever source here is extreme. Some
effort appears to have been made recently at least to pile stones so the
grass can be cut. Living out of state, visiting every few years, so have
no idea what is the contact for this cemetery, ownership or responsible
party. Can  someone locally find out what can be done to preserve the
remaining markers???

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