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).


Directions
from
Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society

Distance

Directions

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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