Lorrence Pioneer Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Cemetery Name: Lorrence Pioneer Cemetery

Location:  Blount Township, inside Kennekuk Cove County Park

GPS Location 40.20063 -87.72632 (link to Google Map)

Description:  Lorrence Pioneer Cemetery is located inside Kennekuk Cove County Park, about 100 yards down a trail.

Pictures: I visited this cemetery in August 2006, and got pictures of all the stones I could find. I do plan to revisit this cemetery to take updated pictures & better quality pictures. I revisited this cemetery in October 2008, but the brush was still some-what thick, so I got what I could, but will probable still make another trip to see if I can get some better pictures of the rest.

Link to Pictures: 24 pictures

October 2008 Updated Pictures: 60 pictures (50 on a page, 2 pages)

 

 


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Harold – Danville
December 24, 2008 - 14:40
Subject:

Hello,
I came across the Lorrence Pioneer Cemetary years ago; just after Kennekuk County Park was opened. At that time, there was no sign or pathway back to it; and it was very heavilty overgrown. I searched through the brush and found several gravestones and several stones, that appeared to mark grave locations. There were also several very old red cedars growing there that appeared to have been planted near the graves. I pointed out to the park officials that there were graves in that location. I do not recall if they already knew the graves were there or not. A few years later they marked it, put up a sign, and a pathway.

I have also come across other small grave plots in wooded areas over the last few years. You may already be aware of those, but I just discovered your site; so have not checked everything out yet.

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