Tennessee Point Cemetery
(Briggs, Black Walnut, Walnut, Walnut Grove)

Rural Tremont
SW of SW of Section 17
Tremont Township
40 31' 36" Latitude     -89 27' 30" Longitude

Tennessee Point Cemetery was the first recorded land for burial purposes in Tazewell County.  On 5 May 1841, one acre of land was sold for $5.00 by Horace and Ellen Richmond to Michael Trout, William Sterling, and James Broyhill (Trustee of the burial ground) to be used for the benefit of the inhabitants of Tennessee Point -- "to be used for graveyard or burying ground and for not other purposes whatsoever."  (Deed Records Volume 11, Page 419).

Tennessee Point actually contains three cemeteries - the rear section is the original Tennessee Point, the southeast section is the Black Walnut addition, and the southwest contains the Briggs Cemetery (which was moved here).

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0.0 Depart TCGHS [719 N 11th St, Pekin, IL] on N 11th St (South) for 0.3 mi
0.3 Turn LEFT (East) onto Broadway St for 2.5 mi
2.9 Continue (East) on CR-19 [Broadway St] for 5.7 mi
8.5 Turn RIGHT (South) onto Ramp for 0.2 mi
8.8 Merge onto I-155 (South) for 2.8 mi
11.5 At I-155 Exit 25, turn off onto Ramp for 153 yds
11.6 Merge onto SR-9 (East) for 0.2 mi
11.8 Bear left (East) onto E Lake Windemere Rd for 0.4 mi
12.2 Continue (East) on Windemere Dr [E Lake Windemere Rd] for 0.2 mi
12.4 Cemetery is on left about 100 yds from road
12.5  Arrive Tennessee Point Cemetery

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