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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Old State Cemetery


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Location:
The marker is located in Vandalia on Edwards Street near Third Street.
Latitude:
38.9584
Longitude:
-89.0931
Dedication Date:
01/01/1900
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
The Illinois General Assembly authorized Governor Edward Coles in 1823 to convey to Vandalia one and one-half acres for a state burial ground. Here were buried four members of the legislature and several state officials who died while in office. The monument erected by the state is in adjoining South Hill Cemetery.
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