Pellville Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Cemetery Name: Pellville Cemetery

Also Known As: Pellville Cemetery Prairie, sometimes spelled Pellsville

Location:  Butler Township, west of Rankin

GPS Location 40.46136 -87.92474 (link to Google Map)

Description:  Pellville Cemetery was laid out in 1873, and today (2008) is now a place where praire grass is allowed to grow (making it hard to located all the stones... not to mention dangerous to trip over stones with the tall grass)

Pictures: I visited this cemetery twice. The first time in 2006 in which I discovered it was a "praire" where the grass was starting to grow tall making it hard to see the stones. I then re-visited in March 2007 to get pictures of all the stones before the praire grass had a chance to start growing.

Pictures #1 (2006): 11 pictures (11 on a page, 1 pages)

Pictures #2 (March 2007): 163 pictures (50 on a page, 4 pages)



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Joan Frost
December 31, 2011 - 14:16
Subject: Pellville Cemetery

First let me say you have done a great job on your website...My gg-grandfather donated the land for the Pellville Cemetery which was part of the 40 acres of land they had at that time. I am trying to research the ownership of the land back to the 1850's when they acquired this land..There used to be a house above the cemetery on the east side. Would you know who lives there and/or the legal address of the property where the cemetery/house is? Any help would be greatly appreciated as to how I can find or obtain the history of this land. Thanking you in advance for your invaluable help.


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