Nicholson Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Cemetery Name: Nicholson Cemetery

Also Known As: Indian Paint Cemetery, Indian Point Cemetery

Location:  McKendree Township, East of Westville

GPS Location 40.05896 -87.58355 (link to Google Map)

Description:  Nicholson Cemetery is one of the hardest cemeteries to reach. In the pictures, I have included a "map" of sorts that I made to help find the cemetery. The cemetery is also on private property, so get permission before visiting.

Pictures: I visited this cemetery in September 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.

Link to Pictures: 32 pictures

Internment List:Using information from my visits and internet records - I've come up with a list of who is in this cemetery. If I have a picture of the stone, I've including the picture number. (PLEASE NOTE: I do NOT guarantee this list to be 100% accurate or correct - I've done the best job that I could.) You can view the list with the link below, or download the list in Microsoft Excel format. PLEASE do not copy the list & call it your own - If used, please give credit back to COAN.NET or to this site, VermilionCounty.INFO. Thanks

[Link to Internment List] [ Download Excel File - here soon]



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Virgil Whitaker
March 16, 2011 - 13:59
Subject: Nicholson Cemetary

We plan to visit there April 29 to see the graves of my ancestors, Elijah Whitaker, Mary Sharp Whitaker Anderson, and Ruth Wright Sharp Nicholson.
Do you know who we should contact for permisson?

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leslie whitaker – indiana/california
August 21, 2011 - 03:41
Subject: whitaker research.........still searching

lookin to join family on same trail. My family is from the vermillon county area. are you on not sure if I should travel from california to illinois to do deeper reseach. are you in ill.? I was thinking of looking into cemetary sites. did you ever get to the nicholson site?
leslie whitaker

August 19, 2009 - 09:13

Picture #3- stone no long findable. To help with the location info- the area that the cemetery is in is commonly refered to as The Bottoms, owned by the Bean's.

Desiree Barnes – Yorkville, IL
August 17, 2009 - 10:47

I can supply updated pictures. I was there about 2 weeks ago and have very updated pictures.

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