McGee Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois
Cemetery Name: McGee Cemetery
Location: Oakwood Township, North of Oakwood
GPS Location: 40.17240, -87.74333 (link to Google Map)
Description: McGee is currently on private property that is owned by Dynegy Power (formerly Illinois Power). In 2011, Dynegy closed this plant, so I'm not sure what the status is of staff and/or ability to visit this cemetery. I was able to visit in May 2009, where staff member drove me out to where the cemetery is. The cemetery is no longer cared for, and overgrown. Years ago, local boy scout groups did some work at this cemetery (and a few cemetery signs), but no work has been done for many year.
Pictures: I took pictures of EVERY stone in this cemetery in May 2009. As you can tell by the pictures, not the best time to visit because of the start of the growth of weeds & grass. I hope to one day revisit this cemetery to get more beter detail pictures.
Link to Pictures: 48 pictures
Internment List: I created this internment list (INDEX OF PICTURES) using my pictures, along with old cemetery readings and any other records that could be found. I have also created a similar list for the IGHS (Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society) that includes additional information then what is found here, so please check them out if you are looking for additional information. PLEASE NOTE: I do NOT guarantee the list of be 100% accurate or correct. If you have any additional information or corrections, please feel free to add a note below. Also PLEASE do not copy the list & call it your own - give credit back to COAN.NET or to this site, VermilionCounty.info. Thanks
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Does anybody know where, exactly, the cemetery is located? Is it between the dam and the river (about 200 yards below the dam)?
Yes, check back on this page - in the next couple of days I should have the pictures I took & GPS map & everything up! I was able to make it out to this cemetery awhile back - and slowly updating all the pages on this site - McGee should be updated in the next couple of days!
Are you aware of any other cemeteries on the powerplant property? I'm looking at an old assessor's map (1978) which shows a small parcel labeled "Cemetery Exclusion." Right in between the dam and the river, in the bottleneck.
I was at McGee Cemetery this morning and took a few pictures. Yes, it is on the power company property. I accessed it from a parking area one mile away on the public property. I did not know it was there, but just came upon it about one mile from my car.
......changing subjects......I have wondered how you apply the trademark watermark to your pictures...thanks