Field - Trovillion Cemetery - Brownville, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 22.107 W 088° 35.139
16S E 359594 N 4136926
Quick Description: Camp site for the Cherokees in 1838.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/6/2017 6:14:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMVDTB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
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Long Description:

County of cemetery: Pope County
Location of cemetery: Brownfield Rd., 1 mile S. IL-146, 1 mile N. of Brownfield
Number of graves: 85 stones; unknown amount of Cherokees in mass grave

This was, and is again, a family cemetery. The change was during 1838 when the Cherokees were forced here, and camped here, and died here. Those who died remain here, as when they were driven on, this site became a family cemetery again.

Listed on Find-A-Grave as just Field Cemetery, but marker at the entrance says Field Trovillion Cemetery

City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Brownville, Pope County, Illinois

Approximate number of graves: over 85

Cemetery Status: Active

Cemetery Website: [Web Link]

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