Old State Cemetery
Image Courtesy of Elaine Shemoney Evans
The marker is located in Vandalia on Edwards Street near Third Street.
The Illinois State Historical Society
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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