Union Grove Cemetery of Putnam County, IL

Abandoned Cemetery..... 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
Sign: No
Street: Rural Route
City: Granville
County: Putnam
State: Il
Nation: US
Zip: 61326
lat ns: N
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long ew: W
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Status: Active
Size: Small
Directions: East of Hennepin on Route 71, 2.7 miles &
then 1 mile S on Florid Road
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: No
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: Non-locking
Established: 1830
Gravestones: 200
Oldest: 1834
Newest: 1989
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: No
Association: Yes
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Yes
Availability: Putnam County Historical Society -
Landscaping: Unsure
Paths: No
Trees: Yes3
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: Yes
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Yes
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Yes
Slate: Yes
Others: Yes
Wood: Unsure
Materials: Yes
Architectural: Yes
Angels: Yes
Draperies: Yes
Fraternal: Yes
Hands: Yes
Lambs: Yes
Monograms: Yes
Plants: Yes
Photos: No
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: Yes
Urns: Yes
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Yes
Pollution: No
Vandalized: No
Report: Yes
Overgrowth1: Problem-Access
GroundCover: Yes
Moss: Yes
Vines: Yes
Drainage: Good
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Same
Reason: Roads
Visited: Occasionally
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Yes
Contacted: I have contacted the Cemetery Association
to obtain names of officers.
Name: Antoinette (Heckendorn) Lucas
Email: (kygrannie@yahoo.com)
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

Other Information:

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.



Photo sent by Antoinette (Heckendorn) Lucas

Thanks for report Antoinette!

Now we just need someone to help

us get something done about this cemetery.

Let me know if you get something going.

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