Signs of History(SM)

East Broadway Cemetery

In 1833 town trustees bought about an acre for $45 for public burial ground. First cholera epidemic in U.S. reached here. Seventy-five victims were buried here in 1833. John Ward, town trustee and a leader in forming cemetery, and his wife were both plague victims. The cemetery used until 1854. Maintained as a memorial of that terrible tragedy.

Photograph courtesy of the Student Technology Leadership Program students of George Rogers Clark High School (March, 1997)

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