Buckeye Cemetery
Rural Morton
SE of SE of Section 23
Morton Township

  On 11 June 1868, Julius and Elizabeth Shreve deeded to the trustees of Buckeye Methodist Church a parcel of land directly south of Buckeye graveyard for the church. (Deed Records Vol. 49, p. 413)

  On 7 February 1882, for the sum of $50.00, Julius and Elizabeth deeded one and one-eight acres to William A. Moore, John W. Brown, and Levi Brown (trustees for the Buckeye burying ground) and their successors in office. (Deed Records Vol. 89, p. 218)

  Shreve family members believe Israel gave the original land for the cemetery.  He probably did as he was the original patent owner - but we could find no record where he stipulates that he donated the land.

Buckeye Cemetery Map

  Approach Morton on I-155.

  If approaching from the North,

  • Take Queenwood Road Exit (Exit 30).
  • Turn left onto Queenwood
  • Proceed down the hill to the Queenwood/Main Street Intersection.

  If approaching from the South,

  • Take Main Street Exit (Exit 29).
  • Proceed to the Queenwood/Main Street Intersection (4-way Stop).
  • Turn right onto Queenwood.

  Once at the Queenwood/Main Street intersection,

  • Follow E. Queenwood to the East for 3.8 miles.
  • Turn left onto County Highway 3 (Washington Road).
  • Go about .6 miles
  • Buckeye Cemetery will be on the right.

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