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Roberts Cemetery

"Hart"

9 North 5 West (North Litchfield) Section 1. This cemetery is listed as 9-5-2 Roberts aka Hart Cemetery on the MCGS cemetery list. Isaiah Roberts originally purchased this land in 1840, and information provided by the state lists the 1st burial as being in 1807. Roberts Cemetery was dedicated in 1987 as a Savanna Nature Preserve and is maintained in it's natural condition so that present and future generations can see the Illinois landscape as it appeared to the pioneers. It contains one acre of mesic savanna vegetation once typical of the Effingham Plain Section of the Southern Till Plain Natural Division. Savannas are characterized as prairies interspersed with trees. Due to periodic fires the community retains a canopy cover of 10 to 50%, almost totally lacks a sapling layer, and is dominated by prairie grasses and herbs. The Roberts Cemetery Savanna is dominated by little bluestem, Indian grass and New Jersey tea, while big bluestem and coneflower are abundant. Mature post oak, blackjack oak and shingle oak are common at the edge of the cemetery. Current management practices taking place at Roberts Cemetery Savanna include prescribed burning. Photos taken by Carol Hounsell and Ann Stoddard.

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 Roberts Cemetery Location

 
Coordinates:
 
U.S. Geological Survey:
Latitude: 39.2531041
 
USGS Feature # 416756
Longitude: -89.6009244
 
USGS Link: View Feature
 
 
 
Township Location:
 
More Information:
34
 
Section: 1
 
 
Description:
 
Active? No
 
 
Interments:
Cemetery # 09-05-02 
 
 
 
 
Page View Count = 1030
 
Photo Provided By: Ann Stoddard
 
 
Location:Cemetery Road just off 5th
 
Recently Updated Cemetery Records
William D. Martin
Date of Death: 1889
Lydia E. (Bandy) Martin
Date of Death: 1866
George M. Roberts
Date of Death: 1845
Infant Roberts
Date of Death: 1846
James H. Roberts
Date of Death: 18??
William H. Roberts
Date of Death: 1851
Bethany Porter
Date of Death: 1884
Effie A. Covington
Date of Death: 1866
Lillie Roberts
Date of Death: 1869
Kate Ellsworth Ash
Date of Death: 1863
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