Mount Vernon Cemetery, Washburn, Illinois

Update: Thanks to a reader, this has been identified as Mount Vernon, Linn or Cazenovia Cemetery.

Occasionally, driving a lonely back road, we come across a cemetery without a name, and we stop and photograph it anyway. This cemetery, with a big looping circle drive around it, caught our attention south of Washburn, Illinois.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. K says:

    Find a Grave says its the Mount Vernon Cemetery, otherwise known as the Cazenovia or Linn cemetery.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Thank you! I love it when readers help out with the detective work! You know, there is a long tradition of small Italian communities out in Illinois, so the Cazenovia name is not surprising.

  2. K says:

    Tiny Italian communities in Illinois? Now its my turn to research! (Your posts sometimes give me reason to dig into Find a Grave. Thank you – I adore cemeteries as entrances to historical reading.)

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