Land for this community graveyard was set aside when the town of Fulton was platted by George Ware Fulton in 1868.  The earliest documented burial is that of a child, Louis L. I. Greenough (1868-1869).  The large number of children’s graves attests to the often harsh conditions of pioneer life.  Also interred here are European immigrant settlers, prominent local citizens, and veterans of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.  A brush fire in 1947 destroyed many of the early wooden markers, leaving some unmarked graves. (1989)

State Historical Marker Number: 2081

 

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