Putnam County, IL
is lost and needed
to be found....
created July 1,
2005 2:23 Am
11/21/2005 08:16:33 AM
Endangered Cemetery Report by Antoinette
Cemetery: Union Grove Cemetery
Street: Rural Route
lat ns: N
long ew: W
Directions: East of Hennepin on Route 71, 2.7 miles &
then 1 mile S on Florid Road
Availability: Putnam County Historical Society -
Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained
Contacted: I have contacted the Cemetery Association
to obtain names of officers.
Name: Antoinette (Heckendorn) Lucas
Date: 3 June 2005
Bailey - Baird - Ball - Baxter - Blake - Boatman - Bosley -
Bradish - Brierly - Clark - Colvin - Culter - Cumberland - Curstead Dagger
- Daniel - Dibble - Dunlavy-Dunlevy - Durley - Ellis - Evans Everts Foley
Forbes - Franceway - Gere - Glass - Ham - Harper -Harrison - Haynes -
Hayslip - Heckendorn - Henry - Holmes - Hufnagle - Hurin - Huston -
Kimball - Kirkland - Kofoid - Laughlin - Leech - Mannon - Margrave -
Martin - Maulfair - Miller Moore - McClung McCoy - McLain McNabney -
Newlin - Newport - Nixon - Patten - Pierce - Pool - Powers - Purdy -
Robinson - Ross - Salisbury - Savage - Shephard-Shepard - Shepherd -
Shering - Sill - Skeel - Sprague - Stephenson Stewart - Stoker - Templeton
- Thatcher - Thayer - VanDerslice - Wardlaw - Ware - Warnock - White -
Wills - Willis - Wilson - Wornock - Worrell - Wyckoff - Yauch
It has historically been held that Abraham Lincoln held
court in the adjacent church (now disintegrated)/church yard. The
cemetery has been routinely burned off on, I believe, an annual basis.
While it has been mowed, gravestones and markers have been
damaged/destroyed/moved. I believe this cemetery is of historical
importance and should have better care.
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Thanks for report Antoinette!
just need someone to help
something done about this cemetery.
know if you get something going.